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Aficionado

Aficionado
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15.00
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Aficionado
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%
Dark bright opaque violet color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of fruit custard, toffee, orange blossoms, and cigar tobacco with a soft, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, carefree creme brulee, spiced cherries and apples, herbed nuts, and earth finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A nicely nuanced, tangy shiraz that will play nicely with a wide variety of foods.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Oaky, juicy & smooth, fruity & rich & full
Aroma Aroma: fruit custard, toffee, orange blossoms, and cigar tobacco
Taste Flavor: creme brulee, spiced cherries and apples, herbed nuts, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stroganoff, Duck Gyros, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely nuanced, tangy shiraz that will play nicely with a wide variety of foods.
The Producer

Precept Wine

The Producer
1910 Fairview Ave East, Ste 400
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
1 206-267-5252
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.
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