North 42 Degrees Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
One of the great things about drinking Cabernet Sauvignon from northern areas is that they are lighter in style and can pair with foods that normally only pair with Pinot Noir or Grenache wines. North 42 Degrees Winery is located in Colchester, Ontario, Canada right off the shore of Lake Erie and at 42 degree latitude. All the wines here are really very good with crisp, dry white wines and flavorful, lighter reds. It is definitely a “must stop” if touring the wineries in Essex County along scenic Lake Erie near Amherstburg, Canada.
In the glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon is garnet in color with a lilac hue along the rim. The bouquet of ripe cherry, cranberry, leather, and spice fill the senses. Medium weight across the palate with a silky mouth-feel and medium tannin structure. Bright flavors of black cherry, blackberry, leather, and a hint of black pepper teased the taste buds. On the second sip, more ripe cherry was pronounced with notes of tobacco, cedar, and even a whisper of vanilla on the smooth finish. This is a fun and charming Cabernet Sauvignon and one that does drink well on its own but loves to pair with food too! Pair with a pork tenderloin with a pepper dry rub or marinade, Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls, pasta with tomato based sauces, grilled burgers or a Portobello Burger, and medium to strong cheeses. This North 42 Degrees Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is very good and a strong 89 points! The 2012 can be drunk now or held through 2018. Average of $16 a bottle. WineSplashing!!