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Abarbanel

Abarbanel
2016 Les Dolmens Rouges, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pays d’Oc IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Kosher
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12.99

Abarbanel
2016 Les Dolmens Rouges, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pays d’Oc IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Jammy aromas and flavors of mixed berry jelly, ripe red apple, pencil shavings, and charred leather with a lightly tannic, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a brisk finish with notes of veneer with barky tannins and heavy oak flavor. A solid oaky cab for a crowd.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky
Aroma Aroma: mixed berry jelly, ripe red apple, pencil shavings, and charred leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of veneer
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Sharp Cheddar, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid oaky cab for a crowd.

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.