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Falchini

Falchini
2011 Campora Estate Bottled, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .16%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$56.99
Cellar Selection

Falchini
2011 Campora Estate Bottled, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .16%
Bright brick red color. Candied, earthy, floral, green, herbal aromas and flavors of grilled sweet peppers, roasted beets, minestrone, and blueberry preserves with a tannic, vibrant, dry medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length finish that exhibits accents of oregano, crushed red pepper, dried cherries, and leather with well-integrated, medium, firm tannins and light oak flavor. A food-friendly, balanced and delicious Tuscan Cabernet with great earthy notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: grilled sweet peppers, roasted beets, minestrone, and blueberry preserves
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of oregano, crushed red pepper, dried cherries, and leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Venison Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A food-friendly, balanced and delicious Tuscan Cabernet with great earthy notes.

The Producer

Falchini

The Producer
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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.