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Lawer Estates

Lawer Estates
2019 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: .05%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$115
Cellar Selection

Lawer Estates
2019 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: .05%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, and black currant, medium roast colombian coffee and maduro tobacco, fine grain leather, and black plum and and dark chocolate covered raspberry with a round, lively, dry full body and a warming, intricate, long finish with suggestions of chocolate and espresso powder covered black berries, leather, black plum, and cigar box with well-integrated, coating, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. Big and rich right now, and with so much potential to improve and integrate with cellar age.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, black cherry, and black currant, medium roast colombian coffee and maduro tobacco, fine grain leather, and black plum and and dark chocolate covered raspberry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of chocolate and espresso powder covered black berries, leather, black plum, and cigar box
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Big and rich right now, and with so much potential to improve and integrate with cellar age.

The Producer

Lawer Family Wines

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

Their Portfolio

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93 Lawer Estates 2019 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $115.00.
93 Lawer Estates 2019 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $115.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2022 Betsy’s Vineyard Rosé, Syrah, Knights Valley 13.4% (USA) $25.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2022 Betsy’s Vineyard, Knights Valley 13.2% (USA) $25.00.
93 Lawer Estates 2018 Vineyard 600, Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga 14.6% (USA) $80.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2019 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 15.2% (USA) $50.00.
90 Lawer Estates 2019 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $42.00.
91 Lawer Estates 2019 Vineyard Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $115.00.
92 Lawer Estates 2021 Betsy’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $42.00.
91 Lawer Estates 2021 Barrel Select, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $65.00.
90 Lawer Estates 2021 Cannon Block, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.3% (USA) $36.00.
90 Lawer Estates 2021 Cannon Block Unoaked, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.3% (USA) $30.00.
86 Lawer Estates 2021 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.2% (USA) $32.00.

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.