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Rooftop Reds

Rooftop Reds
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25
Cellar Selection

Rooftop Reds
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Black garnet color. Elegant aromas and flavors of cassis custard, suede, tomato leaf, paprika, roasted hazelnut, and clove with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, layered, medium-long finish with light oak flavor. A complex and stately New York Cabernet Sauvignon with excellent acidity and firm tannins; drink now or cellar for a few years.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Crisp & Lively & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cassis custard, suede, tomato leaf, paprika, roasted hazelnut, and clove
Taste Flavor: cassis custard, suede, tomato leaf, paprika, roasted hazelnut, and clove
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex and stately new York cabernet sauvignon with excellent acidity and firm tannins; drink now or cellar for a few years.

The Producer

Point of the Bluff Vineyards LLC

The Producer
8524 Broadview Heights
Keuka Park, NY 14478
USA
1 585-259-7186

Their Portfolio

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87 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2021 Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $16.00.
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86 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2018 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $15.00.
88 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
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94 Rooftop Reds 2017 Riesling, New York State 11.6% (USA) $18.00.
89 Rooftop Reds 2019 Blaufrankisch, New York State 12% (USA) $30.00.
91 Rooftop Reds 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, New York State 12% (USA) $25.00.
93 Rooftop Reds 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, New York State 11.6% (USA) $25.00.
86 Rooftop Reds 2021 Dry Rosé, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $21.00.
88 Rooftop Reds 2019 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $21.00.
92 Rooftop Reds NV Sweater Weather Red Blend, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $25.00.
86 Rooftop Reds 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $19.00.

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.