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Basalt Cellars

Basalt Cellars
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36

Basalt Cellars
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Dusty deep purple color. Complex aromas and flavors of cacao nibs, sun dried tomato, rooibos tea, caramel popcorn, roasted nuts, licorice, and chai latte with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, nuanced, long finish that presents notes of raisins and caramelized eggplant with moderate oak flavor. A distinctive, slightly mature Cabernet Sauvignon with great depth of flavor; pair with pork, lamb or beef.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory, Rich & Full, Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: cacao nibs, sun dried tomato, rooibos tea, caramel popcorn, roasted nuts, licorice, and chai latte
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of raisins and caramelized eggplant
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive, slightly mature Cabernet Sauvignon with great depth of flavor; pair with pork, lamb or beef.

The Producer

Basalt Cellars

The Producer
906 Port Dr
Clarkston, WA 99403
USA
1 509-758-6442

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.