Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon
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- Cabernet Sauvignon
- California, United States
- Tasting Notes
- Dark Fruit, Berry, Chocolate, Coffee
- Food Pairing
- Beef, Pork
The philosophy behind Dark Horse is the idea that excellence comes from being brave and taking risks. A dark horse is an unknown competitor that unexpectedly rises up to great levels of success. Winemaker Beth Liston considers winemaking to be a search for excellence, utilizing both groundbreaking and proven winemaking and viticultural methods to create the best wine possible at the best price possible. Her goal through her leadership at Dark Horse is to creates a portfolio of wines that each make a profound and unique statement.
Liston is determined to prove that with outstanding winemaking techniques and good planning she can create wines that perform way above their reasonable price points. The Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon is one of their original bottles and combines grapes form all over California to create a wine of excellent balance, with both juicy fruit flavors and a dry finish. The wine is fermented with skin contact to enhance tannins for a robust and hearty feel.
The Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon will greet your nose with inviting notes of cassis, blackberry jam, cocoa and ripe bell pepper. On the palette you'll find intense flavors of bakers chocolate and espresso balanced with black current and layers of rich black fruit. This is an ideal pair with red meat, lamb or a summer barbecue.
Anyone can have a great label, but it's what's inside that counts. Dark Horse is possible because of the unstoppable visionaries who pour everything into creating these shockingly good wines. Based in Modesto, CA, this tireless team has taken Dark Horse from complete unknown to a real contender. Leading the charge is Beth Liston, a winemaker crazy enough to believe that with the right planning and technique, a reasonably priced wine could actually be ridiculously good. Pretty bold if you think about it.