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Le Val

Le Val
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, France

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
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Le Val
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, France

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Medium dusty ruby color. Aromas of blueberry coulis, sawdust, and diced green pepper with an tangy, dry medium-to-full body and a delightful, long black plum, celery leaf, tar, green tobacco leaves, and blueberry finish with earthy, woody, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A firm and assertive cab displaying a pensive old world sensibility

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blueberry coulis, sawdust, and diced green pepper
Taste Flavor: black plum, celery leaf, tar, green tobacco leaves, and blueberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Teriyaki, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A firm and assertive cab displaying a pensive old world sensibility

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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.