About This Wine
Have you ever wondered why so many vineyards are situated on hills?
There’s a very good reason for it, and that reason is used in the grape sourcing for every wine crafted by Haven Hill Vineyards. It’s connected to the weather patterns found in California wine country during the late spring.
In many parts of the state, it’s not uncommon for spring mornings to be accompanied by frost. But frost is one of the enemies of the grapevine, as it can do damage to new buds — buds that will yield winegrapes later in the year. By positioning vines on hills and other slopes, that cold, heavy air doesn’t linger; rather, it works its way down to the lowest available level, sparing the hillside vines.
Much of the fruit for the 2011 Hill Haven Cabernet Sauvignon came from hillside vineyards — vineyards that ultimately produced perfectly ripened grapes. And a perfectly ripened grape is the key to a delicious 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:Bing Cherry, Cassis, Smoked Meat & a Hint of Blueberry
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing SuggestionLondon broil, or chocolate truffles.
Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon (as the recipe calls for), as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The RecipePork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
Stuffed Flank Steak With Sonoma Sausage Spinach And Pine Nuts Cabernet Sauvignon calls for hearty food, and this recipe is an ideal match. It serves 6... Get The Recipe