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Del Rio

Del Rio
2015 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rogue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28

Del Rio
2015 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rogue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
Garnet black color. Fruity aromas of box of raisins, grilled melons, and cured meats with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length spiced dates, roasted nuts, chocolate covered caramels, and paprika finish with moderate oak flavor. A nice Rogue Valley cab packed with notes of dried fruits.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: box of raisins, grilled melons, and cured meats
Taste Flavor: spiced dates, roasted nuts, chocolate covered caramels, and paprika
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice Rogue Valley cab packed with notes of dried fruits.

The Producer

Del Rio Vineyards

The Producer
52 N River Rd
Gold Hill, OR 97525
USA
1 541-855-2062

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.