2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

DESCRIPTION

The 2017 Dixie & Bass was our maiden voyage. Sailing under the flag of Red Mountain, celebrated for its reds — especially Cabernet Sauvignon — might have been intimidating had the wine not lived up to the well-earned reputation of the region. Fortunately, this first vintage does indeed have the structure and taste of the deep red and black fruit expected of this varietal. We encourage you to pop open a bottle and share it with friends and family.

BASS: Share it with friends and family? But it's from Red Mountain! DIXIE: Are you saying you'd just keep it all for yourself? BASS: Red Mountain wines are like red Ferrari automobiles. And if I had one — which I don't — would I let my friends drive it? DIXIE: You won't let your friends drive your '76 Gremlin. BASS: I'd let you drive it. DIXIE: I'd rather walk.

WINE PROFILE

Varietal Notes

100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain. Tank fermented then barrel aged for 22 months in French Oak.

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Dixie & Bass Cabernet Sauvignon presents black cherry and dried savory herbal notes, including subtle hints of mocha on the nose. With well-rounded tannins, the wine is medium bodied and finishes smooth. It pairs beautifully with anything from duck or venison to simple meatballs or a grilled steak.

BASS: Duck or venison? DIXIE: Yep, it's perfect with game. BASS: Wild boar? DIXIE: Like they were made for each other. BASS: Rattle snake? DIXIE: Are you serious? BASS: Tasmanian devil? Road runner? DIXIE: Yes on all counts, Elmer Fudd.

HOW IT TASTES

Light Bold
Smooth Tannic
Dry Sweet
Soft Acidic

REVIEWS

M. Price - December 19, 2019

2017 Vintage – Dry, dark fruit, blackberry, slight mint candy, very nice for the price and super cool label. (Vivino)

L. Dylan - November 28, 2019

2017 Vintage – It’s good evening wine: a little dry. med body. (Vivino)

K. Parriott - November 3, 2019

2017 Vintage – Dry, med-full body and drinks like a $50+ bottle of Cab. Better day 2.  (Vivino)

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