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Falchini

Falchini
2012 Campora Estate Bottled, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .18%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$54.99

Falchini
2012 Campora Estate Bottled, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .18%
Nearly opaque dusty garnet color. Spicy, smoky, savory aromas and flavors of tobacco, dried jalapeño peppers, sundried tomato, and blackberry with a tannic, crisp, dry full body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish revealing suggestions of juicy berries with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A tidy and juicy Tuscan Cabernet with a wide variety of pairing possibilities.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: tobacco, dried jalapeño peppers, sundried tomato, and blackberry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of juicy berries
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Au Jus, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tidy and juicy Tuscan Cabernet with a wide variety of pairing possibilities.

The Producer

Falchini

The Producer
Via di Casale, 40
San Gimignano, SI 53037
Italy
39 -0577941305

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.