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Caricature

Caricature
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clarksburg

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: <1%
Lodi Rules Certified
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Caricature
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clarksburg

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Mature, attractive aromas of sautéed foraged mushrooms, cacao nibs, sun dried tomato, crushed coriander seeds, fine leather, and pickled watermelon rind with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, very complex, very long balsamic glaze, prosciutto, menthol, ground black pepper, and salted figs finish with well-integrated tannins and heavy oak flavor. A fantastic Cabernet with endless complexities of spice and earth.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style:
Aroma Aroma: sautéed foraged mushrooms, cacao nibs, sun dried tomato, crushed coriander seeds, fine leather, and pickled watermelon rind
Taste Flavor: balsamic glaze, prosciutto, menthol, ground black pepper, and salted figs
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Maitre D' Butter, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fantastic Cabernet with endless complexities of spice and earth.

The Producer

LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards

The Producer
1525 E Jahant Rd
Acampo, CA 95220
USA
1 209-334-9780

Their Portfolio

90 Caricature 2015 Red Blend, California 14.6% (USA) $15.00.
91 Caricature 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clarksburg 14.3% (USA) $15.00.
95 Caricature 2015 Estate Grown Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 14.9% (USA) $15.00.
87 Caricature 2017 Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
85 Caricature 2017 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $15.00.
BR Caricature 2018 Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Caricature 2018 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
90 Ivory & Burt 2016 Chardonnay, Lodi 13.9% (USA) $15.00.
94 Ivory & Burt 2015 Zinfandel, Lodi 14.9% (USA) $15.00.
89 Ivory & Burt 2017 Chardonnay, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
86 Ivory & Burt 2017 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
93 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2016 Miller Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg 15% (USA) $32.00.
86 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 One Hundred Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Jahant, Lodi 15% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate Rosé, Sangiovese, Lodi 12% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate, White Moscato, Clarksburg 12% (USA) $15.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir, California 14% (USA) $20.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $15.00.
91 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Diablo Single Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Clarksburg 15% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Railroad Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Thirty Eight Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.2% (USA) $32.00.
91 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Redtail Single Vineyard, Nero d’Avola, Jahant 14% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 River Ranch Rosé, Aglianico, Lodi 13% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2017 Midnight Reserve, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $40.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2017 Merlot, Clarksburg 14% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Chardonnay, California 14% (USA) $12.00.

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.