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Frisky Zebras

Frisky Zebras
NV "Captivating", Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13% RS: .38%
Fair Trade Certified
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7.95
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Frisky Zebras
NV "Captivating", Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13% RS: .38%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of smoked berries and nuts, potters clay, and spiced cherries with a fruity light-to-medium body and a cheery finish that presents notes of candied orange and lemon, melon, and nuts skin. A refreshing lighter style cabernet for everyday enjoyment

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: smoked berries and nuts, potters clay, and spiced cherries
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of candied orange and lemon, melon, and nuts skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing lighter style cabernet for everyday enjoyment

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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.