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Falkner

Falkner
2015 Estate Grown Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.5% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$79.95

Falkner
2015 Estate Grown Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.5% RS: <1%
Black ruby color. Fruity aromas of fresh wild black berries, thicket, raspberry pie, and nougat with roasted nuts with a creamy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length carob, milk chocolate, sea salt on creme brulee, molasses in espresso, allspice, and lime finish with silky, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A creamy, berry tinged treat.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: fresh wild black berries, thicket, raspberry pie, and nougat with roasted nuts
Taste Flavor: carob, milk chocolate, sea salt on creme brulee, molasses in espresso, allspice, and lime
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pulled Pork Sandwich, Roast Pork With Grilled Peaches, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A creamy, berry tinged treat.

The Producer

Falkner Winery

The Producer
40620 Calle Contento
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-676-8231

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.