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2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$49
Cellar Selection

Preferred Stock
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of spicy cassis tart, melted chocolate mint toffee, cornichon, and worcestershire sauce with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, long finish manifesting notes of pomegranate, creme brulee, and dusty gravel road with chewy, silky tannins and light oak flavor. A wonderfully poised and expressive Napa Cabernet that hits all the right notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: spicy cassis tart, melted chocolate mint toffee, cornichon, and worcestershire sauce
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pomegranate, creme brulee, and dusty gravel road
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Cabrales Cheese, Short Ribs With Mushrooms, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderfully poised and expressive Napa Cabernet that hits all the right notes.

The Producer

AvinoDos Wines

The Producer
901 Enterprise Way STE B
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-225-2350

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.