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2009 Ashfield Cellars California Cabernet Sauvignon

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This still-youthful wine offers notes of assorted berries, plum, black cherry and cassis.

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage: 2009
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About This Wine

What does it take to make a world-class wine?

There are many factors, and some say that first and foremost is the use of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. We don’t subscribe to that theory, since it would render all white wines and some very good reds ineligible for such vaulted status, but there’s no denying that Cabernet is one of the world’s great wine varieties.

DNA genetic fingerprinting research has revealed Cabernet Sauvignon to be a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Napa Valley, Sonoma County and the Lodi-Woodbridge area have the most plantings. And those just happen to be among the sources of fruit for the 2009 edition of Ashfield Cellars’ Cabernet Sauvignon.

This still-youthful wine includes some Merlot and other red varieties in its blend, which helped tame the tannins and have made the cuvee ready to enjoy now. That’s good news, because what good is a world-class wine if you can’t drink it?

About Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Other Red Varieties
  • Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
  • Aromas & Flavors:Assorted Berries, Plum, Black Cherry and Cassis
  • Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2013
  • Food Pairing Suggestiona grilled steak, or beef pot pie.

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    10/29/2011 Penny Clark
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Sometimes ratings seem subjective. We were thinking of rating this wine 2.5 to 3 after the first bottle. The next time this lightly-oaked dry red went perfectly with chateaubriand.

    12/28/2011 Scott Reich
    • Rater Rank 2
    • Number of Ratings 193
    • Average 3.86528497409


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