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Mira Winery

Mira Winery
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: .05%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$95
Cellar Selection

Mira Winery
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: .05%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla and chocolate, leather and pipe tobacco, and blackberry and black cherry with a round, lively, dryish medium-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish with touches of chocolate covered cherries, blackberry pie ala mode, leather, and toasted vanilla with moderate oak flavor. A bold and opulent Stags Leap Cab with loads of vanilla, oak, and pastry fruits; structure, fruit, alcohol, and acid to endure for years.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: vanilla and chocolate, leather and pipe tobacco, and blackberry and black cherry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of chocolate covered cherries, blackberry pie ala mode, leather, and toasted vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold and opulent Stags Leap Cab with loads of vanilla, oak, and pastry fruits; structure, fruit, alcohol, and acid to endure for years.

The Producer

Mira Winery

The Producer
433 Soscol Ave Suite A100-3
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 843-722-9670

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.