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Freedom Estate

Freedom Estate
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$100
Cellar Selection

Freedom Estate
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Black violet color. Fruity, oaky aromas of blistered berries, espresso, dark chocolate, rosemary, and cinnamon pastry with a slightly chewy, lively, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, elegant, long flamed orange, molasses cake, roasted mushrooms, and licorice finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A bold and beautiful Cabernet that boasts brawn and grit now but should mellow and open up over time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blistered berries, espresso, dark chocolate, rosemary, and cinnamon pastry
Taste Flavor: flamed orange, molasses cake, roasted mushrooms, and licorice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold and beautiful Cabernet that boasts brawn and grit now but should mellow and open up over time.

The Producer

Freedom Estate Wine

The Producer
433 Soscol Ave, Suite A100
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 707-265-0500

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.