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Farmer’s Leap

Farmer’s Leap
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Padthaway

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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Farmer’s Leap
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Padthaway

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, earth, menthol-mint, and black tea with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, very long finish with accents of underripe strawberries, rooibos, and clove with chewy, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A bold, juicy, ageable Cabernet with silky-yet-firm tannins that will pair seamlessly with steak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, New World, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ripe blackberry, earth, menthol-mint, and black tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of underripe strawberries, rooibos, and clove
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, juicy, ageable Cabernet with silky-yet-firm tannins that will pair seamlessly with steak.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.