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Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Vineyard
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$32
Cellar Selection

Dry Creek Vineyard
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of grilled cherries, hints of jamon iberico, tobacco, and hints of mint with a lightly tannic, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length finish with suggestions of plum preserves, black forest cake and graphite with moderate oak flavor. A taut but willing Cabernet Sauvignon; decant or cellar to fully reveal its complexities.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: grilled cherries, hints of jamon iberico, tobacco, and hints of mint
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of plum preserves, black forest cake and graphite
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A taut but willing Cabernet Sauvignon; decant or cellar to fully reveal its complexities.

The Producer

Dry Creek Vineyard

The Producer
3770 Lambert Bridge Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-433-1000

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.