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Corner 103

Corner 103
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.4%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65
Cellar Selection

Corner 103
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.4%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of black currant and black cherry, ligero tobacco, grilled peppers, and vanilla with a velvety, crisp, dry medium-full body and a layered, long finish displaying accents of red and black fruits, herbs and peppers, cigar box, and mint and purple flowers with well-integrated, medium, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A very good Cabernet that is a bit too bold now, but has all the trademarks of being a stunner in a few years time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: black currant and black cherry, ligero tobacco, grilled peppers, and vanilla
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of red and black fruits, herbs and peppers, cigar box, and mint and purple flowers
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 6+ years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very good Cabernet that is a bit too bold now, but has all the trademarks of being a stunner in a few years time.

The Producer

Corner 103

The Producer
103 W. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-931-6141

Their Portfolio

89 Corner 103 2018 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Sonoma 14.7% (USA) $50.00.
91 Corner 103 2017 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 13.2% (USA) $40.00.
85 Corner 103 2018 Chardonnay, Carneros, Sonoma 13.8% (USA) $40.00.
88 Corner 103 2018 Marsanne Roussane, Sonoma Coast 13.8% (USA) $30.00.
BR Corner 103 2017 Corner Cuvée Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.6% (USA) $50.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Corner 103 2020 Grenache Blanc, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $35.00.
87 Corner 103 2019 Chardonnay, Carneros, Sonoma 13.8% (USA) $40.00.
88 Corner 103 2017 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley 14.6% (USA) $55.00.
91 Corner 103 2020 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 13% (USA) $30.00.
89 Corner 103 2018 Corner Cuvée Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $55.00.
93 Corner 103 2018 Inspiration Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $75.00.
90 Corner 103 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 15.4% (USA) $60.00.
95 Corner 103 2018 Petit Verdot, Alexander Valley 15% (USA) $60.00.
90 Corner 103 2019 Malbec, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $55.00.
91 Corner 103 2019 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Central Coast 15.3% (USA) $50.00.
92 Corner 103 2019 Syrah, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
88 Corner 103 2019 Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley 15% (USA) $50.00.
91 Corner 103 2020 Chardonnay, Carneros, Sonoma 14.5% (USA) $45.00.
87 Corner 103 2019 Marsanne-Roussanne, Alexander Valley 14.3% (USA) $35.00.
92 Corner 103 2019 Malbec, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
87 Corner 103 2021 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 13% (USA) $30.00.
89 Corner 103 2020 Pinot Noir, Carneros 14.3% (USA) $55.00.
89 Corner 103 2019 Corner Cuvée Red Blend, Sonoma County 15% (USA) $55.00.
90 Corner 103 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 15.4% (USA) $65.00.

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.