About This Wine
California’s state flower is the golden poppy.
It’s a flower that pops up in the most unexpected locales — sometimes in fields that stretch as far as the eye can see, but more often in small patches where its botany brethren are just as likely to be weeds as other types of flowers.
“Just like the poppy, California’s finest grapevines are found in small amounts and surprising places,” a spokesperson for the Poppy wine brand tells us. “These vines work very hard to give us grapes with elegant, vibrant flavors. The best flavors are produced by nature — not us.”
True, but the folks behind the Poppy label deserve credit for selecting the grapes that go into their wines — like the 2010 Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon. Its grapes came from the Paso Robles growing region of California (which just happens to be home to a street called California Poppy Lane), and it’s just as delicious as the poppy is pretty.
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:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Grape Source:Paso Robles Area of California’s Central Coast
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Cola, Spice, Bell Pepper, Black Pepper, Vanilla and Chocolate Oak
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionbeef stew, or a veggie burger.