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Tarara

Tarara
2015 Bethany Ridge, Cabernet Sauvignon, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$40

Tarara
2015 Bethany Ridge, Cabernet Sauvignon, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
Dusty garnet black color. Herbal aromas and flavors of dill, polished wood, pickling spices, watermelon, and cranberry mostarda with a slightly chewy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of chocolate covered toffee with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A juicy and balanced cab with a nice herbal streak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dill, polished wood, pickling spices, watermelon, and cranberry mostarda
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of chocolate covered toffee
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy and balanced cab with a nice herbal streak.

The Producer

Tarara Vineyards and Winery

The Producer
13648 Tarara Lane
Leesburg, VA 22075
USA
1 703-771-7100

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.