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Contempo

Contempo
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$10

Contempo
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Violet color. Aromas of berry jam, red apple, black pepper, and sun dried tomato with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, sparse cocoa powder finish with moderate oak flavor. A oaky table red in a crowd pleasing style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky
Aroma Aroma: berry jam, red apple, black pepper, and sun dried tomato
Taste Flavor: cocoa powder
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sloppy Joe’s, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A oaky table red in a crowd pleasing style.

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.