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Di Arie

Di Arie
2016 Estate Grown & Bottled, Cabernet Sauvignon, El Dorado

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Di Arie
2016 Estate Grown & Bottled, Cabernet Sauvignon, El Dorado

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Dusty dark garnet color. Interesting aromas of dried cassis, grilled berries, black tea, thyme, and hint of menthol with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, elegant, long paprika, peppercorns, dark chocolate, and espresso finish with moderate oak flavor. A rich and spicy Cabernet Sauvignon with a great sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried cassis, grilled berries, black tea, thyme, and hint of menthol
Taste Flavor: paprika, peppercorns, dark chocolate, and espresso
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and spicy Cabernet Sauvignon with a great sense of place.

The Producer

C.G. Di Arie Vineyard & Winery

The Producer
5200 Di Arie Road
Mount Aukum, CA 95656
USA
1 530-620-6500

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.