About This Wine
A big recent trend in dining out has revolved around bacon.
In Chicago, there’s a restaurant that focuses exclusively on bacon-inspired dishes. Some donut shops have been sprinkling maple bars with bacon bits. You name the dish, and chances are some chef, somewhere, has added bacon to it.
And why not? After all, who doesn’t love bacon? (Okay, okay... all of you vegetarians may put your hands down.) There’s a reason that a perfect filet isn’t really perfect unless it’s wrapped in bacon. And now, Bramble Ridge has crafted a bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon that pairs perfectly with bacon-infused dishes.
Truth be told, it wasn’t planned. It simply was a result of the vintage and the vineyard sources for the Cabernet grapes. In the wine’s flavor spectrum, notes of cassis and cherry are joined by impressions of smoked meat and bacon. If you’re a bacon lover... or even if you’re not... you’re going to love this wine.
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.
- Grape Composition:Cabernet Sauvignon and Other Red Varieties
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Cassis, Smoked Meat, Cherry and Bacon
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestiona bacon-wrapped filet, or a bacon, lettuce and avocado sandwich.
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