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Highway 12

Highway 12
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Highway 12
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of mixed berry jam, red apples, black licorice, and ink with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length finish displaying notes of tart cranberries and pencil shavings with leafy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A juicy, table-friendly red.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: mixed berry jam, red apples, black licorice, and ink
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of tart cranberries and pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, table-friendly red.

The Producer

Generations of Sonoma

The Producer
21481 8th Street East
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-939-1012

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.