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Archeus

Archeus
2015 St. Stephen, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$48

Archeus
2015 St. Stephen, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: <1%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of toasted marshmallow, chocolate hazelnut and pistachio toffees, hint of crayon, and olive and pepper relish with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-length finish with elements of honeyed dried berries and spiced nuts with chewy, earthy tannins and light oak flavor. A snappy, lively cabernet for all occasions.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, New World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: toasted marshmallow, chocolate hazelnut and pistachio toffees, hint of crayon, and olive and pepper relish
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of honeyed dried berries and spiced nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A snappy, lively cabernet for all occasions.

The Producer

Archeus Wines

The Producer
30 Gatewood Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
USA
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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.