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Golden Rule Vineyards

Golden Rule Vineyards
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Willcox

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29

Golden Rule Vineyards
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Willcox

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of date syup, roasted beets in vinaigrette, sour cherry, and pencil shavings with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and an effortless, engaging, medium-long waxy chocolate and red bean bun finish with medium tannins and light oak flavor. An Italianate Cabernet with kombucha-like aromatics and food-friendly acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: date syup, roasted beets in vinaigrette, sour cherry, and pencil shavings
Taste Flavor: waxy chocolate and red bean bun
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An Italianate Cabernet with Kombucha-like aromatics and food-friendly acidity.

The Producer

Golden Rule Vineyards

The Producer
3525 N Golden Rule Rd
Cochise, AZ 85606
USA
1 520-507-3310

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.