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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30
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Water from Wine
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
Deep purple color. Aromas of huckleberry muffin, honey granola with cashews, and fennel with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, complex, long peppered toast, leather, buttered nuts, and coconut finish with moderate oak flavor. A robust, spicy HHH Cabernet with a rich palette of flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, New World, Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: huckleberry muffin, honey granola with cashews, and fennel
Taste Flavor: peppered toast, leather, buttered nuts, and coconut
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust, spicy HHH Cabernet with a rich palatte of flavors.

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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.