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L’Excentris

L’Excentris
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .9%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10.99
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L’Excentris
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .9%
Garnet black color. Fruity, sweet aromas and flavors of cassis and rum raisin, menthol mint, fresh tobacco, and toasted cinnamon pastry with a glycerous, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a buoyant finish manifesting shades of milk chocolate, leather wallet, and dried dill with barky, coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. A red crusher that can stand on its own.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cassis and rum raisin, menthol mint, fresh tobacco, and toasted cinnamon pastry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of milk chocolate, leather wallet, and dried dill
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A red crusher that can stand on its own.

The Importer

Constellation Brands Canada

The Importer
175 Ch. Marieville
Rougemont, QB J0L 1M0
Canada
1 514-861-2404

Their Portfolio

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.