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Abarbanel

Abarbanel
2015 Unfiltered , Cabernet Sauvignon, Pays d’Oc IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .1%
Kosher
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$13

Abarbanel
2015 Unfiltered , Cabernet Sauvignon, Pays d’Oc IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .1%
Ruby black color. Roasted aromas and flavors of char-roasted nuts, espresso, and cocoa with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, quick finish evoking notes of grilled cherries and apples and bark with crunchy, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A crisp, oaky cabernet quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Oaky, Savory & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: char-roasted nuts, espresso, and cocoa
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of grilled cherries and apples and bark
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Bacon Cheeseburger, Souvlaki, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, oaky cabernet quaffer.

The Importer

Abarbanel Associates

The Importer
7100 West Camino Real, Suite 302-2
Boca Raton, FL 33433
USA
1 516-860-7440

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.