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Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

Eagle Lake
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Dusty deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of panettone with chocolate spread, raspberry crumble, sun dried tomato, black licorice, and sassafras with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and an engaging, medium-length finish revealing notes of boysenberry jam. A toasty, savory red that will offer a creative pairing at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex, New World & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: panettone with chocolate spread, raspberry crumble, sun dried tomato, black licorice, and sassafras
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of boysenberry jam
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty, savory red that will offer a creative pairing at the table.

The Producer

Appellation Ventures, LLC

The Producer
5570 Skylane Blvd, Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
USA
1 916-912-9559

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.