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AvinoDos

AvinoDos
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$62

AvinoDos
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cocoa nibs, mocha, and chocolate covered fruit, pipe tobacco, and black currant with a round, tangy, dryish medium-full body and a warming, layered, very long finish with notes of chocolate covered almonds and pomegranate, toasted peppercorns, and black currant with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. Dark and rich without being over-extracted, well-balanced between fruit and earth flavors, this would hold up to Old World Bordeaux while maintaining New World identity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cocoa nibs, mocha, and chocolate covered fruit, pipe tobacco, and black currant
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chocolate covered almonds and pomegranate, toasted peppercorns, and black currant
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Dark and rich without being over-extracted, well-balanced between fruit and earth flavors, this would hold up to Old World Bordeaux while maintaining New World identity.

The Producer

AvinoDos Wines

The Producer
901 Enterprise Way STE B
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-225-2350

Their Portfolio

88 AvinoDos 2020 Method Champenoise Brut Rose, Pinot Noir, Carneros 12.8% (USA) $38.00.
BR AvinoDos 2019 Riesling, Lake County 13.2% (USA) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
96 AvinoDos 2017 Malbec, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $42.00.
93 AvinoDos 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 13.8% (USA) $62.00.
92 AvinoDos 2018 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District 14.3% (USA) $64.00.
92 AvinoDos 2018 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District 14.3% (USA) $64.00.
85 AvinoDos 2019 Merlot, Carneros, Napa Valley 13.8% (USA) $32.00.
93 AvinoDos 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $95.00.
93 AvinoDos 2018 Malbec, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $42.00.
92 AvinoDos 2017 Two Barrel Reserve, Malbec, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $52.00.
94 AvinoDos 2018 Founders Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $120.00.
94 AvinoDos 2019 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $52.00.
93 AvinoDos 2019 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $95.00.
92 AvinoDos 2020 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $52.00.
88 AvinoDos 2021 Single Vineyard, Merlot, Sonoma Mountain 14.3% (USA) $32.00.
91 AvinoDos 2019 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley 14.3% (USA) $66.00.
93 AvinoDos 2020 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $64.00.
89 AvinoDos 2021 Single Vineyard Méthode Champenoise Brut Rosé, Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley 12.8% (USA) $38.00.
89 AvinoDos 2021 Méthode Champenoise Single Vineyard Blanc de Blanc, Carneros, Napa Valley 12.5% (USA) $48.00.
94 Preferred Stock 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $49.00.
87 Preferred Stock Bottle Package 0% (USA) $49.00.
85 Preferred Stock NV Meritage Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.25% (USA) $49.00.

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.