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2018 Into The Woods, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22

Real Nice Winemakers
2018 Into The Woods, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
Dusty black ruby color. Oaky aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered toffee, honey-roasted nuts, salted caramel, mixed berry coffee cake, and clove-spiced tea with cream with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish with heavy oak flavor. An oaky and generous Cabernet Sauvignon that will be a real hedonist pleaser.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate-covered toffee, honey-roasted nuts, salted caramel, mixed berry coffee cake, and clove-spiced tea with cream
Taste Flavor: chocolate-covered toffee, honey-roasted nuts, salted caramel, mixed berry coffee cake, and clove-spiced tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An oaky and generous cabernet sauvignon that will be a real hedonist crowd pleaser.

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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.