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Levendi

Levendi
2018 Legacy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$120
Cellar Selection

Levendi
2018 Legacy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
Violet color. Inviting aromas and flavors of chocolate coconut macaroon, dulce de leche sundae, delicate sandalwood incense, and cassis shrub with a silky, soft, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, compelling, long finish conveying accents of craisin dusted with cocoa and cedar with dusty, chewy, fine tannins and moderate oak flavor. A seamless, sumptuous Howell Mountain Cabernet with great depth of flavor and panache.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: chocolate coconut macaroon, dulce du leche sundae, delicate sandalwood incense, and cassis shrub
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of craisin dusted with cocoa and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A seamless, sumptuous Howell Mountain Cabernet with great depth of flavor and panache.

The Producer

Levendi

The Producer
1105 Quail St
Newport Beach, CA 92660
USA
1 877-538-3634

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.