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State Room

State Room
2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13.7% RS: 1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

State Room
2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13.7% RS: 1%
Dark ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of plum, cherry fruit leather, dried herbs, marjoram, fennel, and coffee with a supple, lively, dry medium-full body and a tingling, captivating, breezy finish with overtones of raspberry coulis, cedar, and sage with fine, well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. A balanced, full-bodied Cabernet that can stand on its own or complement many dishes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: plum, cherry fruit leather, dried herbs, marjoram, fennel, and coffee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of raspberry coulis, cedar, and sage
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced, full-bodied Cabernet that can stand on its own or complement many dishes.

The Producer

Traveling Vineyard

The Producer
127 High Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
USA
1 707-234-4747

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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.