Skyside Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
This wine pairs well with a wide variety of meals including grilled pork tenderloin, BBQ short ribs and slow roasted pot roast.
Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 6% Syrah, 3% Petite Syrah
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Skyside carries over 40 years of rich winemaking experience in the Napa Valley, imbued with California golden spirit. This heritage makes them true experts in identifying the best terroirs and gives them wings to source the highest quality grapes from all Northern California for their Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Red Blend.
Driven by the ambition to expand horizons, encounter, share, enjoy and make memories, the goal is to produce a new collection of American wines of outstanding value, beyond their Californian home.
Reaching up California's coastline and into its valleys north of San Francisco, the North Coast AVA includes six counties: Marin, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake. While Napa and Sonoma enjoy most of the glory, the rest produce no shortage of quality wines in an intriguing and diverse range of styles.
Climbing up the state's rugged coastline, the chilly Marin County, just above the City and most of Sonoma County, as well as Mendocino County on the far north end of the North Coast successfully grow cool-climate varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and in some spots, Riesling. Inland Lake County, on the other hand, is considerably warmer, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc produce some impressive wines with affordable price tags.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.