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Chilensis

Chilensis
2015 Estate Bottled Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10
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Chilensis
2015 Estate Bottled Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5%
Garnet black color. Earthy aromas of freshly turned earth, grilled and blistered grapes, cassis, and tomato leaf with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-length bright cherry and pencil shavings finish with papery tannins and moderate oak flavor. A fruit-forward yet earthy Cabernet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: freshly turned earth, grilled and blistered grapes, cassis, and tomato leaf
Taste Flavor: bright cherry and pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Mushroom Cheeseburger , Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward yet earthy Cabernet.

The Importer

Old Bridge Cellars

The Importer
703 Jefferson St
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 707-258-9552

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.