Wine Style Trio: Cabernet Sauvignon with Tasting Video
Join us for a tasting of discovery into Cabernet Sauvignon with Australia's Vasse Felix , Sonoma's Schug, and Paso Robles DAOU Vineyards! Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn leads a discussion with esteemed winery guests about the stylistic differences among Cabernet as we taste three different styles: Earthy, Structured and Rich.
- Virginia Willcock, Chief Winemaker, Vasse Felix
- Axel Schug, Managing Partner, Schug Carneros Estate Winery
- Daniel J. Daou, Winemaker & Co-Proprietor, Daou Family Estates
- Hosted by: Gwendolyn Osborn, Wine Educator, Wine.com
Tasting Set Includes:
- Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark maroon and black cherry. Intense blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, with complimentary coffee and chocolate aromas. These above earthy hints of sage, bay leaf, mushroom, truffle, and venison. Juicy and fine up front with dark cherry succulence and a savoury dark chocolate sensation, akin to black forest cake. Vibrant fruit is carried with the bright acidity and attractive tannins building to the dry finish with lingering perfume remaining.
- Schug Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This supple and generous Cabernet Sauvignon blend is crafted in the classic Bordeaux style that Walter Schug pioneered in the 1970s as winemaster of Joseph Phelps Vineyards. A ripe mouthful of currant and cherry flavors is framed by fine tannins and a touch of spicy oak. It has a classic bouquet bursting with berries, cassis and spice. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot are blended in to add depth and elegance, further enhancing the bright berry flavors and lively acidity.
- DAOU Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Blackberry, cassis, plum and currant aromas greet the nose, surrounded by black olives, anise, leather, and cigar box. Notes of graphite and crushed stone mingle with just a hint of cool mint. Robust and full bodied, an undercurrent of restrained power is palpable just below the surface at the core of this wine. Firm, fine grained tannins provide ample backbone for the layers of boysenberry, black cherry, licorice and dried herb flavors. Meaty and fleshy while retaining an overall elegance, it finishes with authority and finesse.
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