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Balduzzi

Balduzzi
2015 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .3%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11.99
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Balduzzi
2015 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .3%
Deep purple color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of mixed berry tart, menthol mint, chocolate, and sandalwood and jerky with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, complex, long blueberries, delicate spices, and nuts finish with fine tannins and moderate oak. A vibrant spicy, fruit-driven cabernet that delivers boat loads of pleasure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: mixed berry tart, menthol mint, chocolate, and sandalwood and jerky
Taste Flavor: blueberries, delicate spices, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sauerbraten, Rack of Baby Lamb, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant spicy, fruit-driven cabernet that delivers boat loads of pleasure.

The Producer

Balduzzi Wines

The Producer
Avenue Balmaceda 1189
Santiago,
Chile
56 -732322138

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.