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Seven Rings

Seven Rings
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34

Seven Rings
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1%
Black violet color. Aromas of black olives, buttercream, ripe raspberry, carob, and herbal tea with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long bacon, sugared plums, and black pepper finish with well-integrated tannins and heavy oak flavor. A bold and smoky cabernet sauvignon with a savory balance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex, Fruity, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: black olives, buttercream, ripe raspberry, carob, and herbal tea
Taste Flavor: bacon, sugared plums, and black pepper
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: A bold and smoky cabernet sauvignon with a savory balance.

The Producer

Plata Wine Partners

The Producer
855 Bordeaux Way, Suite 100
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-261-8740

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.