2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE

DESCRIPTION

The 2018 Dixie & Bass Red Mountain Reserve is an instant classic. This special Reserve is a single bottling and won't last forever. Made exclusively from Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, this wine is vigorous yet subtle enough to pair beautifully with cozy cool-weather favorites from roasted duck to a juicy ribeye or hanger steak. With its acclaimed provenance, it's tempting to consider the Reserve our 2018 award winning Cab's more formal uncle, but don't be fooled. This delicious wine reflects the quintessential Dixie & Bass spirit, elegant enough to impress the in-laws, but too tempting to save for special occasions.

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

96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot from Red Mountain. Tank fermented then barrel aged for 22 months in French Oak.

Tasting Notes

Classic Cabernet presents with loads of black cherry, savory herbal notes and hints of mocha on the nose. Well-rounded tannins. Medium weight on the entry to full-bodied on the mid palate. Finishes smooth.

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

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