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2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$30
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Water from Wine
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Black garnet color. Green aromas and flavors of grilled poblano pepper, black cassis, and blackberry custard with a tannic, vibrant, dry medium-full body and an even, stimulating, medium-long finish with moderate oak flavor. A firm Cabernet that deserves thorough decanting or cellar time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: grilled poblano pepper, black cassis, and blackberry custard
Taste Flavor: grilled poblano pepper, black cassis, and blackberry custard
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stroganoff, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A firm Cabernet that needs thorough decanting or cellar time.

The Producer

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The Producer

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.