Pine Ridge Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon
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ORIGINAL TASTING NOTES: The 2002 vintage boasts lush aromas of blueberry, cherry, blackberry, vanilla and sweet cream. The rich, silky mid-palate is notable for its structure and weight. This Cabernet Sauvignon has an expansive finish laced with flavors of vanilla and blackberry jam. With its firm, well-structured tannins, it may be enjoyed now or cellared for 10 years or more.
CURRENT TASTING NOTES: The 2002 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine made for aging, with its bold black cherry and cassis fruit and firm tannins. It has rich, well-balanced body and depth, and a finish that just won't quit. Drink now through 2015.
FOOD PAIRING: Grilled Marinated Lamb Skewers.
CHEESE PAIRING: Aged Red Cow Parmesan.
(cab er nay saw vee nyon)—This highly adaptable grape grows almost anywhere it is relatively warm, but the best wines come from the Burgundy region of France (where it is a noble variety), California, and Australia. It became famous through the red wines of the Médoc district of Bordeaux and is now grown in Washington, southern France, Italy, Australia, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes make wines that are high in tannin and medium- to full-bodied. Usually identified as having black currant or cassis flavors, the grape can also possess vegetal tones when the grapes are less than ideally ripe. The best wines are rich and firm with great depth, and are often aged for fifteen years or more. Because it is highly tannic, Cabernet Sauvignon is often blended with other less-tannic grapes such as Merlot.