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Big Max

Big Max
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24.99
Cellar Selection

Big Max
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: <1%
Dark violet color. Aromas of mixed berry jam, patent leather, thyme, sage, roasted nuts, and coconut cream with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long vanilla-sandalwood, lemon balm, cherry pie, and suede finish with silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A sultry, velvety Cabernet that certainly hits the spot.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, New World, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: mixed berry jam, patent leather, thyme, sage, roasted nuts, and coconut cream
Taste Flavor: vanilla-sandalwood, lemon balm, cherry pie, and suede
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sultry, velvety Cabernet that certainly hits the spot.

The Producer or Importer

Terlato Wine Group

The Producer or  Importer
900 Armour Drive
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
USA
1 847-444-5500

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.