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Hall Ranch

Hall Ranch
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: .2%%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20
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Hall Ranch
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: .2%%
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of mocha, brandied cherries, hints of peppermint, and toffee with a slightly chewy, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish with overtones of cinnamon fritter, berry crumble bar, hint of licorice, and black tea with heavy oak flavor. A very oaky and desirable Cabernet Sauvignon that will delight fans of the style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: mocha, brandied cherries, hints of peppermint, and toffee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of cinnamon fritter, berry crumble bar, hint of licorice, and black tea
Sweetness Sweetness: 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 very oaky and desirable cabernet sauvignon that will delight fans of the style.

The Producer

O'Neill Beverages Co., LLC (dba O'Neill Vintners & Distillers)

The Producer
8418 S Lac Jac Ave
Parlier, CA 93648
USA
1 559-638-3544

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.