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Knotty Vines

Knotty Vines
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15

Knotty Vines
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red cherry, ripe strawberry, over ripe raspberry, chocolate graham cracker, stewed tomato, dried herbs, and thyme and oregano with a velvety, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, stimulating, medium-long finish displaying impressions of chocolate graham cracker and cherry preserves and mocha simple syrup with dusty tannins and light oak flavor. This wine has ripe fruit and pleasant oak aromas and flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & New World
Aroma Aroma: red cherry, ripe strawberry, over ripe raspberry, chocolate graham cracker, stewed tomato, dried herbs, and thyme and oregano
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of chocolate graham cracker and cherry preserves and mocha simple syrup
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: This wine has ripe fruit and pleasant oak aromas and flavors.

The Producer

Rodney Strong Vineyards

The Producer
11455 Old Readwood Highway
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-433-6521

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.