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Antigal

Antigal
2012 "UNO", Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .28%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.99

Antigal
2012 "UNO", Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .28%
Dark ruby black color. Fruity, savory aromas and flavors of roasted berries and root vegetables, chocolate nuts and halva, and marinated olives and beets with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of creme brulee, spiced cherries, nuts, and pencil shavings with silky, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A supple, juicy and savory cabernet with lots of versatility.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: roasted berries and root vegetables, chocolate nuts and halva, and marinated olives and beets
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of creme brulee, spiced cherries, nuts, and pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A supple, juicy and savory cabernet with lots of versatility.

The Producer

Antigal Winery & Estates

The Producer
Calle Maza s/n y Manuel A Saez 5517
Russell, Mendoza
Argentina
54 -3054060091

Their Portfolio

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.