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Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Wine Review

Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Paso Robles, California, United States

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Paso Creek

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Complex, balanced and structured: this Californian Cabernet offers lots of pleasure but also has great elegance. Pair with a rare filet mignon.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: steak.

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This Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was reviewed on September 27, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Blackberry, cedar, tobacco leaf, woodsy, herbaceous nose
All very much echoed on the palate, with some black currant and leathery nuances
Full bodied, medium acidity, chewy tannins. Long lasting vanilla & blackberry finish
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Cedar and cherry on the nose with cherry, blackberry and vanilla flavors that weave into a nice soft finish.
Valérie Dufour - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Green pepper. Rosemary. Tobacco. Leather. Black cherry.
I call those wines steak wines. This a robust, fruit forward wine that will please most palates. A wild horse. Well made, but predictable to the last drop.
Philippe Perreault - Sommelier rated this wine as 80/100 with the following review:

Deep garnet color with notes of blackberry, bleuberry and spice.

The palate is elegant, full-dodied and long.

Serve it at 15-17 degrees.

Can be aged up to 5 years.

Pair it with Italian sausages skewer!
Marco Giovanetti reviewed this wine as follows:

Ripe cassis, black cherry with peach and herbs. In the mouth, full body and fresh with a very balanced structure. Elegant cab with long persistance in the mouth and aromatic finale.
Jane LeFresne reviewed this wine as follows:

Green pepper, cherry, raspberry aromas with hints of vanilla.

Flavours of vanilla, cherry and raspberry. High tannins, acidity and alcohol.

1 Member would buy this wine again

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