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Polvaro Tenuta

Polvaro Tenuta
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Venezia DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

Polvaro Tenuta
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Venezia DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Rustic aromas of barnyard, leather saddle, blackberry pie, and rosemary with a satiny, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, appealing, medium-length finish with well-integrated, medium tannins. A juicy and rustic Cab that earns its place at the table; try with braised meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: barnyard, leather saddle, blackberry pie, and rosemary
Taste Flavor: barnyard, leather saddle, blackberry pie, and rosemary
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Beef Daube Provençal, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy and rustic Cab that earns its place at the table; try with braised meats.

The Producer

Tenuta Polvaro

The Producer
Via Polvaro 35
Annone Veneto,
Italy

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.