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Le Vigne

Le Vigne
2016 Di Domenico Riservato, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$60

Le Vigne
2016 Di Domenico Riservato, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of olive skin, beeswax, wet cedar chips, and lemon pepper with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy finish that exhibits notes of craisin and nut skin. A nice zippy Cabernet sipper with lively fruit and acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: olive skin, beeswax, wet cedar chips, and lemon pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of craisin and nut skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Moussaka, Meat Loaf, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice zippy cabernet sipper with lively fruit and acidity.

The Producer

Le Vigne Winery

The Producer
5115 Buena Vista Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-227-4000

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.