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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30

Water from Wine
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of grilled black plum, ripe raspberry, suede, soy reduction, cream pie, and sage with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, distinctive, long finish with impressions of black tea, dried blueberry, clove, coriander, and iron with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A bucking bronco of a HHH Cabernet Sauvignon that will pair perfectly with a dry aged steak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: grilled black plum, ripe raspberry, suede, soy reduction, cream pie, and sage
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of black tea, dried blueberry, clove, coriander, and iron
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Dry Aged Sirloin Au Poivre, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bucking bronco of a HHH Cabernet Sauvignon that will pair perfectly with a dry aged steak.

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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.