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Armstrong Valley Winery

Armstrong Valley Winery
2020 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Armstrong Valley Winery
2020 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red and black cassis, day old coffee grounds, bell pepper, sage, and violets, and cedar with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and a warming, appealing, medium-length finish with notes of cherry juice, red and black berries, cedar sawdust, and grilled greens and beet juice with a suggestion of oak flavor. Dry and firm on the palate, this wine would pair well with a cheese steak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: red and black cassis, day old coffee grounds, bell pepper, sage, and violets, and cedar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cherry juice, red and black berries, cedar sawdust, and grilled greens and beet juice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Dry and firm on the palate, this wine would pair well with a cheese steak.

The Producer

Armstrong Valley Vineyard & Winery

The Producer
212 Rutter Rd
Halifax, PA 17032
USA
1 717-896-7700

Their Portfolio

BR Armstrong Valley Winery 2017 Armstrong Red Blend, American 15% (USA) $24.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Armstrong Valley Winery 2017 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pennsylvania 15.5% (USA) $24.00.
BR Armstrong Valley Winery 2018 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Pennsylvania 13.5% (USA) $23.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Armstrong Valley Winery 2018 Estate Reserve, Merlot, Pennsylvania 13% (USA) $23.00.
85 Armstrong Valley Winery 2020 Estate Reserve, Pinot Grigio, Pennsylvania 14.5% (USA) $16.00.
89 Armstrong Valley Winery 2019 Estate Reserve, Chardonnay, Pennsylvania 14% (USA) $20.00.
89 Armstrong Valley Winery 2020 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pennsylvania 13.5% (USA) $25.00.
93 Armstrong Valley Winery 2019 Estate Reserve Red Blend, Pennsylvania 14% (USA) $23.00.
87 Armstrong Valley Winery 2020 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Pennsylvania 13.5% (USA) $25.00.
87 Armstrong Valley Winery 2021 Estate Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Pennsylvania 11.5% (USA) $18.00.
BR Armstrong Valley Winery 2020 Estate Reserve Oak Aged, Chardonnay, Pennsylvania 13.5% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Armstrong Valley Winery 2021 Estate Reserve French Oak Fermented And Aged, Chardonnay, Pennsylvania 13.5% (USA) $21.00.
88 Armstrong Valley Winery 2020 Estate Reserve, Pinot Noir, Pennsylvania 14% (USA) $26.00.
BR Armstrong Valley Winery 2020 Estate Reserve Naked, Chardonnay, Pennsylvania 13.5% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Armstrong Valley Winery 2021 Estate Reserve, Pinot Grigio, Pennsylvania 13% (USA) $16.00. - Bronze Medal

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.