Yount Ridge Cellars - Cabernet Sauvignon - 2014
Ships to: DC, CA
Size: 750 ml
Alcohol: 14.7% ABV
Region: Napa Valley - California, USA
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Points: 94 Vinous, 91 Wine Spectator
Winemaker Notes: Very forward aromas of spice, earth, root beer and raspberry show the range of Cabernet dimensions in this bright, ripe rendition. Broad at entry, the mid palate shows black cherry notes, along with cola, warm baking spices, cassis and red currant flavors. The finish is long and structural, with a fresh natural acidity. Dense, supple and sinewy.
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is gorgeous. Warm, resonant and inviting, the 2014 offers lovely depth and texture. Ripe red cherry, plum, cedar, espresso and sweet spice notes all fuse together. Sumptuous and racy, the 2014 is a super-expressive, delicious Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is a red grape varietal known for its thick, durable skin, and the vine’s resistance to the elements. After the birth of the grape, the Cabernet Sauvignon varietal began to be adopted in parts of France by winemakers searching for more durable plants that were relatively easy to grow, and the grape found its champion in the region of Bordeaux.
Since Bordeaux style red blends are often quite structured and tannic, they pair best with hearty, flavorful and fatty meat dishes. Any type of steak makes for a classic pairing. Equally welcome with these wines would be beef brisket, pot roast, braised lamb or smoked duck.