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Quara

Quara
2015 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cafayate

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11

Quara
2015 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cafayate

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
Dark dusty ruby color. Earthy, smoky aromas and flavors of lit match and vaseline, buttery roasted nuts, jerky, and currant tart with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, quick finish with notes of cherry pit, vanilla yogurt, and nuts with dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A smoky, slightly funky cabernet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: lit match and Vaseline, buttery roasted nuts, jerky, and currant tart
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cherry pit, vanilla yogurt, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Pastrami Sandwich, Grilled Boar, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smoky, slightly funky cabernet.

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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.