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Bel Vino

Bel Vino
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: .01%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39.95

Bel Vino
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: .01%
Brown brick red color. Fruity, savory aromas and flavors of roasted berries, sweet potatoes, and peppers, spiced roasted pumpkin seeds, and nut brittle with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish displaying overtones of chocolate caramel rice bar, honeyed craisins, and candied violets with silky, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A deliciously layered, spicy and savory cabernet that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Quaffable, Savory & New World
Aroma Aroma: roasted berries, sweet potatoes, and peppers, spiced roasted pumpkin seeds, and nut brittle
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of chocolate caramel rice bar, honeyed craisins, and candied violets
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Bánh Mì, Lamb Curry, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A deliciously layered, spicy and savory cabernet that is sure to please.

The Producer

Bel Vino Winery

The Producer
33515 Rancho California Rd
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-676-6414

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.