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 Grigio is genetic mutation of Pinot Noir. The grapes on the vine even look similar, and Pinot Grigio starts out as a purple-hued wine – it becomes a white wine later in the process, as the color is filtered out not long before bottling.