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Bela

Bela
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22

Bela
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14.5%
Violet color. Fresh aromas and flavors of ripe tropical fruit, roasted bell pepper, sweet pea blossom, and black cherry with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with light oak flavor. A fresh, youthful Cabernet for weeknight meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe tropical fruit, roasted bell pepper, sweet pea blossom, and black cherry
Taste Flavor: ripe tropical fruit, roasted bell pepper, sweet pea blossom, and black cherry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh, youthful Cabernet for weeknight meals.

The Importer

CRAVEIRO

The Importer
3610 Oak Ave
Miami, FL 33133
USA
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Their Portfolio

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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.