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Lion & Dove

Lion & Dove
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
Gluten-Free, Vegan,Kosher
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99

Lion & Dove
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
Dark burnt sienna color. Earthy aromas and flavors of flamed orange, grilled bell pepper, dried figs and dates, and kiwi relish with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that shows notes of toast. A dry, food-friendly Cabernet with piles of Chilean Terroir; a lighter, easy-drinking style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: flamed orange, grilled bell pepper, dried figs and dates, and kiwi relish
Taste Flavor: toast
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, food-friendly Cabernet with piles of Chilean Terroir; a lighter, easy-drinking style.

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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.