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Blagden Wines

Blagden Wines
2017 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$125
Cellar Selection

Blagden Wines
2017 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
Indigo color. Aromas of dark chocolate-dipped cherries, young coconut, and huckleberry with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry full body and a polished, complex, long tobacco, milk chocolate, ginseng, and suede finish with moderate oak flavor. A tight, but high quality Cabernet that will unveil more complexity and balance after cellar time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate-dipped cherries, young coconut, and huckleberry
Taste Flavor: tobacco, milk chocolate, ginseng, and suede
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tight, but high quality Cabernet that will unveil more complexity and balance after cellar time.

The Producer

Blagden Wines - Versatile Vines

The Producer
3235 Roblar Ave.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
USA
1 415-577-6463

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.