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Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley
What Makes This Wine Popular?
Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is the perfect choice for any special occasion. Bursting with bold flavors of blackberry, currant, and cherry, this complex wine has a velvety smooth finish that lingers on your palate. With its beautiful dark ruby color and signature aromas of cedar and cocoa spices, it's no wonder why Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon has become one of the most sought-after wines in Napa Valley!
A Little Trivia
The winery is owned by an eccentric couple that are self-proclaimed wine connoisseurs - they often host wine tasting events for their guests, where the wines are served from a vintage bathtub filled with ice!
History of This Wine
Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley was first produced in the early 2000s by winemaker and proprietor, Robert Mondavi. The wine is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sourced from several vineyards throughout the valley.
The wine has been consistently praised for its bold flavor profile and complexity, with critics noting its dark fruit aromas, hints of spice, and smooth tannins. It has become a favorite among Napa Valley connoisseurs and has earned numerous awards over the years.
Notable vintage years include 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2010 Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and in 2011 it won a Double Gold Medal at the same competition.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley pairs well with full-bodied dishes. Its bold flavor is complemented by grilled meats, such as steak or lamb, and rich cheeses like gorgonzola or blue cheese. It also goes great with hearty vegetables such as roasted mushrooms, eggplant, and squash. To balance the boldness of the wine, pair it with lighter dishes such as salmon or roasted chicken. For a vegetarian option, try it with a savory risotto or creamy polenta.