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Lucky Frog

Lucky Frog
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Lucky Frog
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Aromas of white cheddar, plain yogurt, and blackberry jam on wheat thins with a satiny, lively, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-to-long rocky road ice cream finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A smooth Argentine Cabernet that will be delicious on its own or with a sturdy meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: white cheddar, plain yogurt, and blackberry jam on wheat thins
Taste Flavor: rocky road ice cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth Argentine Cabernet that will be delicious on its own or with a sturdy meal.

The Importer

Finca La Malena, LLC

The Importer
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Palm Springs, CA 92264
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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.