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In Situ
2017 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Aconcagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13
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In Situ
2017 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Aconcagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of dried berries and green peppers and toasty peanut brittle with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with overtones of chocolate craisin and orange peel, cassis marmalade, melon and apple, and cedar with fine, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A round, versatile cabernet with tasty flavors and an instant appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: dried berries and green peppers and toasty peanut brittle
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of chocolate craisin and orange peel, cassis marmalade, melon and apple, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Meatloaf And Buttery Mashed Fingerling Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round, versatile cabernet with tasty flavors and an instant appeal.

The Importer

Joseph Victori Wines & Co., Inc.

The Importer
17 Prospect Street
Huntington, NY 11743
USA
1 631-423-8500

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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.