Dark in color with a mild cherry nose. This wine is of two profiles, with and without food. Without food the wine displays some nice vibrant cherries to match the nose along with some nice mocha notes, and a hint of oak. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dryness, smooth tannins and nice acidity. With food it’s a lot softer so this is a food friendly wine but it needs to be something on the milder side. I paired it with lasagna and honestly it overwhelmed it. Salmon would seem like the perfect pairing. I would give it an 88 or so. A perfect sipping wine.
From the LCBO web site:
Clayhouse Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 — VINTAGES#: 57869
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth $18.95
Release Date:February 2, 2019
Alcohol/Vol 14.5% Made in: California, USA By: Vintage Wine Estates Sugar Content: 4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Full-bodied & Smooth Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Description: Clayhouse, who specialize in small-lot winemaking, source all of their grapes from the Red Cedar Vineyard. The winery is 90% solar powered and Clayhouse is certified by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. This Cabernet will have the lush, smooth character of Paso Robles and will be approachable and rich. Expect impressively communicated dark berry fruit with oak, chocolate and coffee underpinnings. Perfectly suited for mildly spiced beef ribs or meaty lasagna.