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




black cherry


Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, United States



Marinated Red Meats


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.