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Kenwood

Kenwood
2017 Rugged Elements Bavarian Lion Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50

Kenwood
2017 Rugged Elements Bavarian Lion Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dark garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry tart, spiced cassis preserves, strong old fashioned coffee, and bell pepper with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry medium-full body and a warming, amusing, medium-long finish with elements of carob, black tea, and peppered nuts with light oak flavor. A bold, dry and restrained Cabernet that will play well with food; decant.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blackberry tart, spiced cassis preserves, strong old fashioned coffee, and bell pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of carob, black tea, and peppered nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Flatiron Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, dry and restrained Cabernet that will play well with food; decant.

The Producer

Kenwood Vineyards

The Producer
250 Park Ave
New York, NY 10177
USA
1 707-833-5891

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.