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Pugilist

Pugilist
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .01%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28
Cellar Selection

Pugilist
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .01%
Dark garnet color. Bright, fruity, herbal earthy aromas of cranberry-orange bread, candied lavender, chocolate citrus peels, and thyme with a oily, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long chocolate creme brulee and flower patch finish with crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A nice juicy, crowd pleasing cabernet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth & rich & full
Aroma Aroma: cranberry-orange bread, candied lavender, chocolate citrus peels, and thyme
Taste Flavor: chocolate creme brulee and flower patch
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice juicy, crowd pleasing cabernet.

The Producer

Martellotto Wine Productions

The Producer
100 Los Padres Way #7
Buellton, CA 93427
USA

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.