Wine Tasting Trio: Cabernet Sauvignon – Wine Collection Gift
Wine Collection Gift by Wine.com. Join us for a tasting of discovery into Cabernet Sauvignon with Australia’s Vasse Felix, Sonoma’s Schug, and Paso Robles DAOU Vineyards! Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn leads a discussion with.
Wine Collection Gift by Wine.com. Join us for a tasting of discovery into Cabernet Sauvignon with Australia’s Vasse Felix, Sonoma’s Schug, and Paso Robles DAOU Vineyards! Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn leads a discussion with esteemed winery guests about the stylistic differences among Cabernet as we taste three different styles: Earthy, Structured and Rich. Watch the tasting here. Guests include: Virginia Willcock, Chief Winemaker, Vasse FelixAxel Schug, Managing Partner, Schug Carneros Estate WineryDaniel J. Daou, Winemaker & Co-Proprietor, Daou Family EstatesHosted by: Gwendolyn Osborn, Wine Educator, Wine.com Tasting Set Includes: Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon Dark maroon and black cherry. Intense blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, with complimentary coffee and chocolate aromas. These above earthy hints of sage, bay leaf, mushroom, truffle, and venison. Juicy and fine up front with dark cherry succulence and a savoury dark chocolate sensation, akin to black forest cake. Vibrant fruit is carried with the bright acidity and attractive tannins building to the dry finish with lingering perfume remaining. Schug Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon This supple and generous Cabernet Sauvignon blend is crafted in the classic Bordeaux style that Walter Schug pioneered in the 1970s as winemaster of Joseph Phelps Vineyards. A ripe mouthful of currant and cherry flavors is framed by fine tannins and a touch of spicy oak. It has a classic bouquet bursting with berries, cassis and spice. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot are blended in to add depth and elegance, further enhancing the bright berry flavors and lively acidity. DAOU Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Blackberry, cassis, plum and currant aromas greet the nose, surrounded by black olives, anise, leather, and cigar box. Notes of graphite and crushed stone mingle with just a hint of cool mint. Robust and full bodied, an undercurrent of restrained power is palpable just below the surface at the core of this wine. Firm, fine grained tannins.