Cabernet Sauvignon - 2017 Paso Robles
Our Paso Cab boasts flavors of Blackberry, Damson Plum, and Wet Stone. (Yes we will explain) Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted grape in the world. It’s no surprise as it seems to be everyone’s favorite and a winemaker’s best friend. The flavors and notes will vary from region to region, but Cab consistently comes out on top as the perfect solo varietal as well as a great base for red blends. Mineral or minerality are terms commonly used in the tasting notes of both red and white wines. “Wet Stone,” is just a slightly more specific description. It’s a term that can be hard to describe, but is often intended to convey a kind of clean, almost hard-edged, acidity that’s associated with the scent of rocky substances like slate, flint, graphite or chalk. This may not sound like a flavor that would make your mouth water, but trust us, this doesn’t mean our wine tastes like a mouthful of rocks. It’s more of a tannic texture, with a finish of subtle mineral undertone. As for the other tasting notes, Blackberry is a common note in many red wines. It falls in what we call the “Dark Fruit,” category, including plum, blueberries and black currant. There is also a “Red Fruit,” category that describes wines with notes of cranberry, cherry, strawberry, and raspberry. Just in case you’re not familiar with Damson Plum, it has a sweet yellow flesh and a somewhat bitter purple skin. We feel this accurately describes the balance of fruit and bite in this particular Cab. Overall, this 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon stands out against our other reds, trading in our signature jammy style for that special Paso Robles fruity and earthy profile. Definitely give this beauty a try. It’s already a fast favorite among our staff, and we hope you love it too!
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