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Pacific Valley Winery

Pacific Valley Winery
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, San Antonio Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Pacific Valley Winery
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, San Antonio Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of black forest cake, mocha, and lavender and eucalyptus honey with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long finish with overtones of spiced dark berries, creme anglaise, pickled watermelon rind, and cedar with crunchy, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A crunchy, engaging cabernet the will bloom in time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory, Rich & Full & Old World
Aroma Aroma: black forest cake, mocha, and lavender and eucalyptus honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of spiced dark berries, creme anglaise, pickled watermelon rind, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Roast Leg of Lamb, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crunchy, engaging cabernet the will bloom in time.

The Producer

Line Shack Winery

The Producer
PO Box 5326
Paso Robles, CA 93447
USA
1 805-238-6970

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.