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Vineyard {511}

Vineyard {511}
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$149

Vineyard {511}
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
Dark violet color. Aromas and flavors of damson plum, pressed flowers, graphite, cacao nibs, anise, and black olive with a round, fruity full body and a warming, elegant, long finish revealing notes of brandied cherries with moderate oak flavor. A dense yet nuanced Cabernet Sauvignon with intoxicating aromatics; cellar to reveal its full potential.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: damson plum, pressed flowers, graphite, cacao nibs, anise, and black olive
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of brandied cherries
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dense yet nuanced Cabernet Sauvignon with intoxicating aromatics; cellar to reveal its full potential.

The Producer

Vineyard {511}

The Producer
511 Kortum Canyon Rd
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA

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.