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Koyle Royale

Koyle Royale
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Certified Organic-Sustainable Farming-Demeter Certified
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24.99

Koyle Royale
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of raspberry candle, wet earth, grilled pickles, rose hip, black coffee, and chocolate mint with a bright, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, terse graphite, ink, and dried cranberry finish with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A full-bodied, chewy Cabernet best with beef.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: raspberry candle, wet earth, grilled pickles, rose hip, black coffee, and chocolate mint
Taste Flavor: graphite, ink, and dried cranberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Beef Sandwich, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full-bodied, chewy Cabernet best with beef.

The Importer

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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.