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90+ Cellars

90+ Cellars
2016 Collectors Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chocolate Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$27.99

90+ Cellars
2016 Collectors Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chocolate Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of ripe berry melange, red apples, vanilla fondant, and sugared violets with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-long finish displaying notes of black tea with cream, sweet cigarillo, allspice leaf, and sweet ginger with medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A juicy, fruity Napa Cab with intoxicating aromas and a silky touch of sweetness.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ripe berry melange, red apples, vanilla fondant, and sugared violets
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of black tea with cream, sweet cigarillo, allspice leaf, and sweet ginger
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Skirt Steak with Mole, Blackened Steak, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, fruity Napa Cab with intoxicating aromas and a silky touch of sweetness.

The Producer

90+ Cellars - Latitude Beverage Co.

The Producer
20 Guest Street, Suite 105
Brighton, MA 02135
USA
1 857-576-6035

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.