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Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: 0.2%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$29

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: 0.2%
Garnet black color. Aromas of bbq wood, chocolate gooseberries, barnyard, and cheese rind with a supple, thin body and a tingling, quirky, rapid smoked berries finish with drying tannins and moderate oak flavor. A funky, earthy Cabernet for game.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: bbq woods, chocolate gooseberries, barnyard, and sweaty cheese rind
Taste Flavor: well populated forest and smoked berries
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Mutton, Haggis, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky, earthy cabernet for game.

The Producer

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

The Producer
5712 State Route 414
5712 State Route 414
Hector, NY 14841
USA
1 607-546-2565

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.