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Michel-Schlumberger

Michel-Schlumberger
2017 Platinum Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65
Cellar Selection

Michel-Schlumberger
2017 Platinum Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Black garnet color. Aromas of olives, sun dried tomatoes, dill, and leather with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, subtle, very long espresso, black cassis, eucalyptus-honey, rhubarb, and tobacco finish with moderate oak flavor. A beautifully integrated Cabernet Sauvignon; refined and concentrated.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: olives, sun dried tomatoes, dill, and leather
Taste Flavor: espresso, black cassis, eucalyptus-honey, rhubarb, and tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-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 beautifully integrated Cabernet Sauvignon; refined and concentrated.

The Producer

Michel-Schlumberger

The Producer
4155 Wine Creek Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-433-7427

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.