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Tom Gore Vineyards

Tom Gore Vineyards
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .054%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15

Tom Gore Vineyards
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .054%
Medium violet color. Aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, blackberry preserve, cherry wood shavings, earl grey, spicy tomato chutney, and clove cigarettes with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, fast blueberry preserves, plum, raspberry hand pie, cacao nibs, and espresso finish with chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A table-ready wine for weeknight steak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: cassis, dark chocolate, blackberry preserve, cherry wood shavings, earl grey, spicy tomato chutney, and clove cigarettes
Taste Flavor: blueberry preserves, plum, raspberry hand pie, cacao nibs, and espresso
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: London Broil, Aged Cheddar Cheeseburger, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A table-ready wine for weeknight steak.

The Producer or Importer

Constellation Wines US

The Producer or  Importer
1255 Battery St. Ste. 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 888-659-7900

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.