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Proverbial

Proverbial
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: .2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
Cellar Selection

Proverbial
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: .2%
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of fine leather, dried cassis, peony petals, and black licorice with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of black pepper, rosemary, and ground espresso with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich and concentrated Cabernet with firm tannins and cellar-worthy style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fine leather, dried cassis, peony petals, and black licorice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of black pepper, rosemary, and ground espresso
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Bone In Ribeye Steak With A White Pepper Demi-Glaze Sauce, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and concentrated Cabernet with firm tannins and cellar-worthy style.

The Producer

Americava Wines

The Producer
178 Valencia Way
Windsor, CA 95492
USA
1 707-837-5284

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.