2016 The Needle Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2016 harvest in California was smaller again due to drought conditions, but we scoured the proverbial haystack of Cabernet Sauvignon to source the best that the state had to offer — and we found it in Paso Robles. This wine shows depth and an attractive core of ripe black fruits, intermingled with savory nuances of coffee bean and dried herbs, the tannins adding structure to the finish. Serve this sublime, superbly balanced Cabernet with grilled red meats, or enjoy it on its own.

Recipe Pairings

Grilled Porterhouse with Romesco

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

black currant

Herbs

coffee

plum

black cherry

Region

Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, United States

Pairings

Beef

Marinated Red Meats

Steaks

Did You Know?

Pinot Blanc is a genetic mutation of Pinot Noir, but it tastes nothing like Pinot Grigio, which is also a mutation. Pinot Blanc is mostly grown in Alsace, where it's also used to make a sparkling wine called Cremant d'Alsace.