PARIPASO Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast, California
- red wine
- Smooth & Supple
- 13.0% abv
Hand-crafted from grapes grown in California, the PARIPASO Cabernet Sauvignon is where Paris and Paso Robles meet to combine the best of both continents in a wine that is food friendly, yet bold and full of flavor. The wine has a soft supple texture accentuated by dark berry flavors and hints of vanilla and sweet oak. This wine is all about: the intersection of old world style and juicy California fruit.
Because of its soft tannins and minimum oak aging, this wine has a youthful and expressive varietal style that is the perfect accompaniment for casual occasions and simple foods. It is meant for every day drinking and to be enjoyed with friends and family.
Pair with beef in red wine sauce, grilled meats and seafood, and homemade pastas and risotto.
Hand-crafted from grapes grown in California, the PARIPASO is where Paris and Paso Robles meet to combine the best of both continents in a wine. This wine is all about: the intersection of old world style and juicy California fruit. Enjoy!
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About Central Coast
The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others.
Notable Facts Grape varieties range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Some Central Coast wine is generic, bulk wine that contributes to the high production numbers of the area. But many winemakers and wineries, particular in some of the smaller AVAs, are small production artisans, creating unique and high-quality wine. The great thing about the Central Coast is its diversity - you're able to find a number of grape varieties and styles at a number of different price points.
It's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
1 rating, 1 with review
- Big & Bold
This is now our house Cabernet for everyday. What an amazing wine for the money. It drinks like a $25 bottle. Good with food or on its own. 'Big and full bodies.
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.