About This Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings and blends are among the most prized wines produced in California.
The 2011 Iron Rock Cabernet falls into the latter category. The Iron Rock vintner begins with a base of “rock-solid” Cabernet fruit, then “irons out” the tannins by blending in other red varieties. The result is a cuvee that’s smooth and supple — much like Merlot — yet retains the body and personality of Cabernet.
Cabernet Sauvignon has been referred to as the king of red wine grapes, and it’s easy to understand why. Whether made as a 100% varietal wine or blended, a la Iron Rock’s 2011 vintage, it makes expressive wines that can be enjoyed with hearty foods such as steaks or stews.
Well-made Cabs also make wonderful sipping wines — elixirs that can be savored with a good book, your favorite DVD... or a significant other. So pour a glass of Iron Rock Cab, and reward yourself.
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, Plum, Dark Berries & Dried Herbs
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionlamb dishes, or a Philly cheesesteak sandwich.
15 recipes match for this wine.
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
Pork 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
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 Recipe