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Amalthea

Amalthea
2015 Clone II, Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24.99
Cellar Selection

Amalthea
2015 Clone II, Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Medium violet color. Interesting, floral aromas and flavors of flower patch, berry bush, ripe tomatoes on the vine, and cornichon and cocoa with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length chocolate drizzled cranberries, sweet and peppery spices, cashew nut brittle, and floral honey in green tea finish with crunchy, chewy, soft tannins and light oak. A charming and nuanced cabernet that walks a different path through a forest of flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & New World
Aroma Aroma: flower patch, berry bush, ripe tomatoes on the vine, and cornichon and cocoa
Taste Flavor: chocolate drizzled cranberries, sweet and peppery spices, cashew nut brittle, and floral honey in green tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Boar, Peking Duck, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A charming and nuanced cabernet that walks a different path through a forest of flavors.

The Producer

Amalthea Cellars

The Producer
209 Vineyard Rd
Atco, NJ 08004
USA
1 856-768-8585

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.