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Porterhouse Winery

Porterhouse Winery
2019 Blackridge Vineyard Black Label Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$90

Porterhouse Winery
2019 Blackridge Vineyard Black Label Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of grilled black plum, leather, high percentage dark cocoa milk chocolate, and black cherry with a satiny, tangy, medium-full body and a peppery, refreshing, medium-long finish with suggestions of chocolate shavings on a cedar plank, cherry and plum, leather, and dried sage with well-integrated, medium, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A robust and earthy Cabernet that would hold up in the cellar for a few years to be brought out for a special occasion dinner.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: grilled black plum, leather, high percentage dark cocoa milk chocolate, and black cherry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of chocolate shavings on a cedar plank, cherry and plum, leather, and dried sage
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 robust and earthy Cabernet that would hold up in the cellar for a few years to be brought out for a special occasion dinner.

The Producer

Porterhouse Winery

The Producer
2435 Briarwood Dr.
San Jose, CA 95125
USA
1 408-656-1230

Their Portfolio

89 Christeni Vineyards 2018 Parker McCollum - To Be Loved By You, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 14.4% (USA) $40.00.
91 Christeni Vineyards 2014 Anderson Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $42.00.
90 Christeni Vineyards 2017 Parker McCollum - Probably Wrong, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast 14.4% (USA) $45.00.
86 Christeni Vineyards 2020 Parker McCollum - To Be Loved By You, Sauvignon Blanc, El Dorado 12.8% (USA) $30.00.
BR Christeni Vineyards 2019 Parker McCollum - To Be Loved By You, Central Coast 13.8% (USA) $30.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Christeni Vineyards 2019 Parker McCollum - To Be Loved By You, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 14.4% (USA) $45.00.
91 Comartin Cellars 2020 R-Bar-R Ranch Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains 14.4% (USA) $64.00.
88 Comartin Cellars 2021 R-Bar-R Ranch, Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains 14.4% (USA) $64.00.
92 Porterhouse Winery 2018 Black Label Reserve Red Blend, Santa Ynez Valley 14.4% (USA) $60.00.
92 Porterhouse Winery 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $95.00.
91 Porterhouse Winery 2018 Blackridge Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains 14.5% (USA) $70.00.
93 Porterhouse Winery 2016 Creekside Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $58.00.
90 Porterhouse Winery 2019 Blackridge Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains 14.5% (USA) $70.00.
93 Porterhouse Winery 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $100.00.
92 Porterhouse Winery 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $100.00.
92 Porterhouse Winery 2019 Blackridge Vineyard Reserve Black Label Red Blend, Santa Cruz Mountains 13.9% (USA) $90.00.
91 Porterhouse Winery 2019 Blackridge Vineyard Black Label Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains 13.9% (USA) $90.00.

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.