Smith and Hook Santa Lucia Highlands Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 6504

Winemaker's Notes

Fresh aromas of cherries, plums, cassis, cedar and oak present themselves in the nose. There is a hint of vanilla, from the new oak used in the aging process. Flavors very closely follow the aromas, complimented with a hint of blackberries and boysenberries. With soft, moderate tannins in this wine, it is remarkably approachable in its youth, yet will age well for another 5-8 years. Food pairings include lamb shanks, the traditional cuts of beef, such as a Prime Rib or a grilled New York steak. It would go well with most veal dishes as well.

Learn About Smith and Hook

The Smith Ranch was a horse ranch for generations, while to the south, the Hooks raised cattle. We discovered these ranches in a search for the ideal place to grow Cabernet Sauvignon. The climate along the western slopes of the Santa Lucias was perfect, and the ranch had a beautiful view of the Salinas Valley. So in 1974, we purchased the two ranches and established the Smith &...

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Learn 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...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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