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Austerity

Austerity
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

Austerity
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of crusty blueberry pie, toffee, spiced nuts, and exotic and flowers with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish that presents elements of craisin, nut skin, and bark. Chewy tannins and tangy fruit shine in this meat-friendly red.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: crusty blueberry pie, toffee, spiced nuts, and exotic and flowers
Taste Flavor: craisin, nut skin, and bark
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Chewy tannins and tangy fruit shine in this meat-friendly red.

The Producer

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers

The Producer
8418 S Lac Jac Ave
Parlier, CA 93648
USA
1 559-638-3544

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.