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Hagafen

Hagafen
2013 Prix Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9% RS: <1%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$80
Cellar Selection

Hagafen
2013 Prix Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Complex aromas and flavors of boysenberry tart, kirsch, ripe olives, patent leather, coffee with cream, and sun dried tomato with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, complex, very long finish with shades of clove, tobacco, and black pepper with firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. A wildly complex and attractive Napa Cabernet that packs serious concentration, mouthwatering flavor, and exceptional length into one very stylish package.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: boysenberry tart, kirsch, ripe olives, patent leather, coffee with cream, and sun dried tomato
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of clove, tobacco, and black pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wildly complex and attractive Napa Cabernet that packs serious concentration, mouthwatering flavor, and exceptional length into one very stylish package.

The Producer

Hagafen Cellars

The Producer
4160 Silverado Trl
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-252-0781

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.