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Lifevine

Lifevine
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
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Lifevine
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7% RS: <1%
Dark dusty garnet color. Aromas of cherry pie, cured meats, tobacco, and toasted bread with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length ligonberry and crepes finish with barky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich and meaty Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cherry pie, cured meats, tobacco, and toasted bread
Taste Flavor: ligonberry and crepes
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and meaty Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Producer or Importer

Integrated Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
351 California Street
Denver, CO 80221
USA
1 925-395-6843

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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.