30 Miles Cabernet Sauvignon
Review by Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier The 30 Miles Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of strawberry, blueberry and cocoa. On the palate the wine is bursting with fruit and dark, earthy characteristics. Big blackberry and subtle blueberry dominate the front of the palate while black soil and chalky dirt road characteristics hang out on the mid-palate. The medium-plus tannin and medium-plus acidity really bring the wine to a sharp focus, taming the wild fruit and bringing structure and a bit of balance to the wine.
Tansey’s Blind Rating – 90 Points
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Wine Selection – 30 Miles Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer – 30 Miles, Aldi exclusive
Vintage – 2013
Varietal – Cabernet Sauvignon
Region – Napa Valley, California
Alcohol – 13.9%
Food Paring – Blackened steak, burgers, grilled meats, lasagna Try this recipe from Ashleigh Tansey http://tanseyreviews.com/2016/10/14/mushroom-red-wine-reduction-steak/
What is Cabernet Sauvignon?
Cabernet Sauvignon can be considered one of the most common and popular red wine grape varietals in the world. The grape itself is a crossing of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc and is native to the Bordeaux region of northwest France. The grape varietal produces wines that are dark red in color with dark berry fruit characteristics as well as more complex earthy characteristics.
These wines are considered to be dry wines with heavy tannins. Tannins is more of feeling than anything else and is caused by phenolic compounds found naturally in the grape. The feeling you get on the palate from tannins is a feeling that makes your lips pucker and drys out the sides of the mouth. This feeling is often found in sour green apples, dark cocoa, and coffee. Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier