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Excelsior

Excelsior
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Robertson

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Excelsior
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Robertson

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Nearly opaque violet color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry pie, peppermint, and leather with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a cheery finish with notes of spiced plum and sweet tobacco with fruit, soft tannins and moderate oak flavor. A juicy and fruit-forward cab able to please a variety of your guests.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: blueberry pie, peppermint, and leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced plum and sweet tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pepperoni and Sausage Pizza, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy and fruit-forward cab able to please a variety of your guests.

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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.