About This Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic winegrape that presents a classic conundrum.
Hamlet famously pondered, “To be or not to be, that is the question.” Among lovers of fine wine, the question is: “To drink or not to drink?” And it’s a particularly challenging question when it comes to Cabernet Sauvignon grown in California.
Of the noble winegrapes, Cabernet has the structure that most lends itself to aging. The variety can be angular and closed in when young, only to blossom into an exquisite elixir after a few years in the bottle. Determining when a bottle of Cab is “ready” to drink is the cause of serial head scratching.
We’ve always erred on the side of drinking a wine “too soon” rather than “too late,” but at what cost? Fortunately, the 2010 Jones Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a tannin structure that rewards both early consumption and mid-term cellaring. Which means you may enjoy it tonight with no regrets.
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 Grape Varieties
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Assorted Berries, Black Plum and a Hint of Herbs
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestiona veggie burger, or pot roast.