Full Review

Mira Winery

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

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: .1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$250
Cellar Selection

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

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: .1%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla boysenberry pie, caramel, chocolate and French roast, and blackberry and black cherries in brandy with a round, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, compelling, medium-length finish displaying notes of vanilla and oak, black cherry syrup with a splash of bourbon, and affogato with coating, woody, drying tannins and heavy oak flavor. Ripe fruit, loads of oak, and tastes expensive but needs lots of time (or decanting) to come around; this is an excellent representation of Stags Leap District.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: vanilla boysenberry pie, caramel, chocolate and French roast, and blackberry and black cherries in brandy
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of vanilla and oak, black cherry syrup with a splash of bourbon, and affogato
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 6+ years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Ripe fruit, loads of oak, and tastes expensive but needs lots of time (or decanting) to come around; this is an excellent representation of Stags Leap District.

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.