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2018 Elway’s Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39

7Cellars
2018 Elway’s Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Violet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of huckleberry syrup on waffles, apple sauce, and raspberry jam with a supple, tangy, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish revealing notes of honeyed dried cherry and toffee with crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A jammy, fruit forward Cabernet with effortless drinkability and balanced structure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & New World
Aroma Aroma: huckleberry syrup on waffles, apple sauce, and raspberry jam
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honeyed dried cherry and toffee
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A jammy, fruit forward Cabernet with effortless drinkability and balanced structure.

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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.