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Curious Beasts

Curious Beasts
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13
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Curious Beasts
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, leather, cracked black pepper, and black tea with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with touches of black cherry and cassis, cedar, leather and and baking spice with well-integrated, medium tannins and light oak flavor. A classic steakhouse by-the-glass house red that is approachable and delicious.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: black cherry, leather, cracked black pepper, and black tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of black cherry and cassis, cedar, leather and and baking spice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A classic steakhouse by-the-glass house red that is approachable and delicious.

The Producer

Precept Wine

The Producer
1910 Fairview Ave East, Ste 400
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
1 206-267-5252

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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.