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Lawer Estates

Lawer Estates
2018 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: 0.00%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$115

Lawer Estates
2018 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: 0.00%
Ruby color. Aromas of chocolate covered espresso bean with a dry fat body and a very long dark cherry, gunsmoke, and suede finish with moderate oak flavor. A serious Cabernet that showed up in an expensive suit ready for business.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered espresso bean
Taste Flavor: dark cherry, gunsmoke, and suede
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 6+ years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A serious Cabernet that showed up in an expensive suit ready for business.

The Producer

Lawer Family Wines

The Producer
1255 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 703-909-2975

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.