About This Wine
Some believe that Cabernet Sauvignon should be experienced solo.
To that assertion, our tasting panel members respond: “Nonsense!” At least, they say that when the Cabernet in question is crafted by Alderwood Creek Vineyard. Ever since it started making Cabernet, Alderwood Creek has taken a “food-friendly” approach to the stylistic decisions made in the cellar. For that, our palates are eternally grateful.
With each new vintage, the winery is among the first to release its Cabernet Sauvignon. That’s because it crafts Cab in a non-tannic style, so it’s ready to drink and enjoy upon release. “Most Cabernet is made with aging in mind,” the Alderwood Creek vintner acknowledges. “But I prefer drinking wine over aging it.”
The 2010 Alderwood Creek Cabernet is another in a growing string of stylistic success stories. Engaging and accessible, it’s the perfect wine to enjoy with a grilled steak or beef tacos — while your other Cabs are aging.
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:Currant, Black Cherry, Vanilla and a Hint of Herbs
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestiona grilled steak, or beef tacos.