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Algodon Wine Estates

Algodon Wine Estates
2015 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentina

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22

Algodon Wine Estates
2015 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentina

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of dark berries, white peppercorn and rock salt, and rhubarb-mulberry coulis with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and an odd, medium-long finish with nuances of pickled beets with leafy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A food-friendly Cabernet with great minerality.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: dark berries, white peppercorn and rock salt, and rhubarb-mulberry coulis
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of pickled beets
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Braciole, Shish-Kabob, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A food-friendly Cabernet with great minerality.

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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.