*** GOLD MEDAL SAN FRANCISCO WINE AWARDS ***
Country: USA Region: Napa Valley, California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2012 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer:Cartlidge and Browne
Cartlidge and Browne was established in the Spring of 1980 with a commitment to creating affordable Californian wines, especially for the sophisticated wine buyer. The wines in the C&B portfolio are well-balanced, appropriately tannic, lightly oaked and low in alcohol, perfect for food-friendly pairings.
Ageing Potential:5 - 6 Years
Harvested from the warmest parts of Lake County and the Alexander Valley for optimal richness, our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon was then aged in French oak for 16 months. Cardinal red in color, our Cabernet starts out with rich and delicious red fruits on the nose that grow into to ripe blackberry, watermelon, candied plum and cr̬éme brulée. Between the tannins there are notes of coffee, rose petals and wet slate. As always, we've created a Cabernet Sauvignon that pairs perfectly with a range of foods, from lamb and duck, to peppercorn steaks and barbecue chicken.
Food Matches: Venison / Spicy / Beef / Game
The question that begs to be answered is why so many producers ignore what Cartlidge and Browne does better than just about anybody else in the state, produce fruit forward, pure, varietally correct, delicious wines. - Wine Advocate Magazine