Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
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Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County - 2021

Item # 49861 750mL

A collaboration between farmer Matt Hardin and winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, this dry, structured red is made entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon from the northeast of Sonoma County. The wine spends 20 months is French oak barrels, of which 60% is new. Pair this dark-fruited, sweet spiced red with braised short ribs.

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Once upon a time in my early wine days of mostly inexpensive wines from Côtes-du-Rhône and dirt cheap mosel Riesling from a certain large warehouse wine store, I saved up enough money over a few months for a bottle of wine, which, at the time, was very expensive to me. This was what I spent my money on, and it does not disappoint to this day. Structured and dark fruited, but avoiding that over extracted "jammy" quality. Also, now that I am more experienced I recognize this wine as a fantastic value from California. This can hold its own with heavyweights such as Caymus, Cakebread, and Shafer but at half the price. Pair this with Beef Bourguignon.

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California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Cabernet Sauvignon

The result of an illicit affair a hundred-odd years ago between Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon today enjoys more worldwide popularity than both of its parents combined. It is the principal grape of Bordeaux, and as such has rightly earned its place among the greatest and most long-lived wines of the Old World; of course, it is also the most heralded grape of California, positioning it at the forefront of the New World wine scene as well. Today, Cabernet Sauvignon has a...

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