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El Tractor

El Tractor
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14% RS: .56%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.99
Best Buy

El Tractor
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14% RS: .56%
Bright medium dark dusty garnet color. Bright, umami aromas and flavors of dried cherries, bacon bits, and picked melon rind with a soft, vibrant, bone-dry medium-full body and a warming, subtle, medium-length bouillon, roasted beets, roasted cocoa-dusted nuts, and pepper finish with crunchy, dusty tannins and moderate oak. A great, dry, savory, meaty cabernet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, savory & rich & full
Aroma Aroma: dried cherries, bacon bits, and picked melon rind
Taste Flavor: bouillon, roasted beets, roasted cocoa-dusted nuts, and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food or on its own
Recipes Pairing: Steak Fajitas, Brisket, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A great, dry, savory, meaty cabernet.

The Producer or Importer

Mack & Schuhle Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
104 Crandon Blvd, Suite 402
Key Biscayne, FL 33419
USA
1 305-365-0101

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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.