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Esser Vineyards

Esser Vineyards
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 0.50%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16
Best Buy
'2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under'

Esser Vineyards
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 0.50%
Aromas and flavors of patent leather, cherry and blackberry pie ala mode, and anise with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish that exhibits accents of black licorice with soft, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak. A lifted Cabernet that will please any Cab drinker; enjoy with a cigar on the 19th hole.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: polished paten leather, black cherry and blackberry, bramble berry pie ala mode with vanilla ice cream, and star anise
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of red and purple berries, vanilla, and black licorice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lifted Cabernet that will please any Cab drinker; enjoy with a cigar on the 19th hole.

The Producer

Appellation Ventures, LLC

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

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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.