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Brutocao

Brutocao
2014 Contento Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Brutocao
2014 Contento Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Brilliant ruby black color. Aromas of cranberry, tart cherry, and pomegranate with a round, crisp, fruity medium-full body and an interesting, medium-long pecan skin, red and black licorice, and root beer finish with medium, chewy tannins and heavy oak. A juicy cab with a satisfying layer of spice.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cranberry, tart cherry, and pomegranate
Taste Flavor: pecan skin, red and black licorice, and root beer
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Aged Cheddar Cheeseburger, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy cab with a satisfying layer of spice.
The Producer

Brutocao Cellars

The Producer
1400 Hwy 175
Hopland, CA 95449
USA
1 707-744-1066
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.