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Locatelli Vineyards and Winery

Locatelli Vineyards and Winery
2015 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .29%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38
Cellar Selection

Locatelli Vineyards and Winery
2015 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .29%
Black garnet color. Attractive aromas and flavors of fine chocolates, compressed watermelon, ripe red berries, and roasted hazelnut with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, long finish that shows suggestions of turmeric, nut brittle, and eucalyptus honey with silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A decadent, velvety Cabernet with succulent fruit; concentrated and stylish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky, New World, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fine chocolates, compressed watermelon, ripe red berries, and roasted hazelnut
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of turmeric, nut brittle, and eucalyptus honey
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A decadent, velvety Cabernet with succulent fruit; concentrated and stylish.

The Producer

Locatelli Vineyards & Winery

The Producer
8585 Cross Canyons Rd
San Miguel, CA 93451
USA
1 805-467-0067

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.