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Contempo

Contempo
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Famatina Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10
Best Buy

Contempo
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Famatina Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5%
Black ruby color. Aromas of freshly crushed cassis, fine leather, cherry cola and cinnamon gum, and preserved hibiscus with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, appealing, medium-length fresh blackberry pie, cocoa nib and wild mushrooms, nutmeg, and vanilla finish with medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nicely constructed cabernet with something for everyone.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: freshly crushed cassis, fine leather, cherry cola and cinnamon gum, and preserved hibiscus
Taste Flavor: fresh blackberry pie, cocoa nib and wild mushrooms, nutmeg, and vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Entrecote Bordelaise, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely constructed cabernet with something for everyone.

The Importer

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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.