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Firebrand

Firebrand
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .4%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99

Firebrand
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .4%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of dark berry vinaigrette, silly putty, butter roasted nuts, and prunes with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, breezy finish revealing notes of berry and peach nectar and nuts and oak with fine, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A supple easy-drinking Cabernet for everyday enjoyment.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: dark berry vinaigrette, silly putty, butter roasted nuts, and prunes
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of berry and peach nectar and nuts and oak
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A supple easy-drinking cabernet for everyday pleasure.

The Producer

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers

The Producer
101 Larkspur Landing Circle
Suite 350
Larkspur, CA 94939
USA
1 559-638-3544

Their Portfolio

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BR Cloud Break 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
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BR Day Owl 2020 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
85 Firebrand 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
85 Firebrand 2019 Winemaker’s Reserve, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
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86 Golden Circle 2019 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $12.99.
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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.