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Tom Eddy

Tom Eddy
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: .01%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$140
Cellar Selection

Tom Eddy
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: .01%
Opaque black garnet color. Inviting aromas of eucalyptus, wild mushrooms, bacon jam, and overripe black cherry and prune with a chewy, tangy, dry full body and a peppery, very complex, very long prunes, pickling spices, suede, and dusty cedar box finish with chewy, barky tannins and moderate oak flavor. Open this wine in a few years for a special dinner celebration.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full, Savory, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: eucalyptus, wild mushrooms, bacon jam, and overripe black cherry and prune
Taste Flavor: prunes, pickling spices, suede, and dusty cedar box
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Au Jus, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Open this wine in a few years for a special dinner celebration.

The Producer

Tom Eddy Winery, LLC

The Producer
3870 State Highway 128
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 707-942-4267

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.