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Frisson

Frisson
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .05%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$60
Cellar Selection

Frisson
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .05%
Ruby color. Aromas of cranberry sauce, orange zest, ginger, and cocoa dusted fig with a velvety, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and an even, engaging, breezy chocolate syrup, roasted nuts, chocolate muffin with dried cassis, and root beer finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A luscious wine with aging potential.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cranberry sauce, orange zest, ginger, and cocoa dusted fig
Taste Flavor: chocolate syrup, roasted nuts, chocolate muffin with dried cassis, and root beer
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 luscious wine with aging potential.

The Producer

Frisson Wines

The Producer
6006 Burgoyne Rd
Houston, TX 77057
USA
1 713-202-1050

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.