Expect Cabernet Sauvignon to be firmer and more tannic than Merlot. Here, the climate is moderate but elevation is also important, so flavors lean to ripe black fruits and tell-tale herbaceous notes. Red and black fruits comingled with herbaceous elements brighten flavors of rich food, such as the obvious lamb, steak or burger. Echo the wine sensory experience of herbal notes with herb-seasoned dishes that feature thyme, rosemary or basil. Vegetables with a bitter edge such as broccoli rabe, radicchio, or brussel sprouts counteract the leafy, herbal notes of Cabernet.
"Aromas of blueberries and lavender plus hints of currants. Medium to full body and ultra-fine and polished tannins. Long finish. Drink now."
Aromatic, with hints of tar and dried mint, this medium-bodied red offers a creamy mix of crushed currant and plum fruit, smoke and spice. Chewy. Drink now through 2019. 7,000 cases made.