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Primary Wines: Primary Wines was born out of the desire to bring good wines at great prices to people who aspire to live free and drink well. At the same time, it was imperative to stay true to our ideals, one of which is the essential understanding that all good wines are created equal, but if and only if they reflect their primary and wholesome source, which is the grapes that they are produced from. Finally, we wanted to embrace and encourage the natural intelligence and inquisitiveness of our fellow drinkers by giving them a little insight into the often opaque language used by wine connoisseurs, hence the brief lesson appearing on our labels. In our communal quest to live well, we invite you to go back to the basics and enjoy our fruit-driven, thirst-quenching Primary Wines.
California Cabernet Sauvignon: Cabernet Sauvignon has been referred to as the king of red wine grapes. Cabernet Sauvignons and blends where the variety predominates are some of the most prized wines produced in California. The grape is also the main ingredient in blends for many of the famous red wines in the world. Cabernet Sauvignons are dry, full flavored and made to be long lived for many labels. The aging potential can be upwards of 10-20 years, though five to nine years is more usual and many can be enjoyed upon release. Fans of Cabernet Sauvignon are familiar with the wine’s common descriptors: berry, currant and cassis or herbaceous, bell pepper and toasty oak aromas and flavors. For traditional California table wine volume sold in U.S. food stores, Cabernet Sauvignon is the second leading varietal after Chardonnay, according to the Nielsen Company & Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates. DNA genetic fingerprinting research at the University of California at Davis has revealed Cabernet Sauvignon to be a cross between the Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The variety is California’s most widely planted red wine grape with 90,782 acres reported in 2016. Napa Valley, San Luis Obispo County, Sonoma and Lodi/San Joaquin County are the regions with the most plantings.
Varietals: 100% California Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes: Full-bodied with aromas of cassis, dark plum, crushed berry and slight notes of dried herb and vanilla. Lingering fruit flavors carry through with mid weight tannins on the finish.
Food Pairings: The moderate to high tannin levels and concentrated flavors in Californian Cab make it a sensational food wine. It’s superb with porterhouse steak, braised pork belly, hearty lamb stews, Portobello mushrooms and grilled burgers.
Jim Lutfy’s Thoughts: Big & rich with layers of complexity and a long, lingering finish. Best served with Steak or Pork dishes.
Wine Club Member’s Great Buy: Utilize your Wine Club Member discount to enjoy the 2016 Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon. The wholesale cost increased with the release of the 2016 vintage, but we did not raise the price…for now. Don’t miss out on this great value from Rutherford in the Napa Valley! …Wine Club Member Price $39.99/Bottle.