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Monte De Oro

Monte De Oro
2010 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$80.00

Monte De Oro
2010 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dusty brick red color. Aromas and flavors of butter roasted nuts and sesame, clay and Playdoh, peppered dried berries, and leather and polished wood with an bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, appealing, crisp dill pickle and gravel finish with silky tannins and light oak. A silky, elegant cabernet.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: butter roasted nuts and sesame, clay and Playdoh, peppered dried berries, and leather and polished wood
Taste Flavor: dill pickle and gravel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Filet Mignon, Grilled Hanger Steak, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky, elegant cabernet.
The Producer

Monte De Oro Winery

The Producer
35820 Rancho California Rd
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-491-6551
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.
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