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St. Clair Winery

St. Clair Winery
2015 Special Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
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St. Clair Winery
2015 Special Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
Dark brick red color. Herbal aromas and flavors of butter lettuce, rhubarb, tobacco, stout, menthol, and dried cassis with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish imparting nuances of gingerbread and chocolate chips with moderate oak flavor. An herbal, creamy Cabernet for those seeking an outside-of-the-box option.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Funky
Aroma Aroma: butter lettuce, rhubarb, tobacco, stout, menthol, and dried cassis
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of gingerbread and chocolate chips
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An herbal, creamy cabernet for those seeking an outside-of-the-box option.

The Producer

Southwest Wines

The Producer
1325 Debaca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 575-546-9324

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.