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The Impressionist

The Impressionist
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: .78%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
Best Buy

The Impressionist
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: .78%
Garnet black color. Savory aromas and flavors of spicy boysenberry pie, marinated cherries and beets, apple cider balsamic, and dark chocolate with a supple, tangy, sweet-and-sour medium-to-full body and a smooth, refreshing, long finish that shows notes of caramelized craisin and pomegranate, spiced walnuts, and vanilla cream with well-integrated, fine, crunchy, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A mouthwatering, tangy, savory cabernet that will be great with Italian meat dishes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: spicy boysenberry pie, marinated cherries and beets, apple cider balsamic, and dark chocolate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of caramelized craisin and pomegranate, spiced walnuts, and vanilla cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet-and-Sour
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Braciole, Spaghetti Bolognese, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mouthwatering, tangy, savory cabernet that will be great with Italian meat dishes.

The Producer

The Collective Wine Company

The Producer
Unit 2/20-28 Ricketty Street
Mascot, NSW 2020
Australia
61 -299552008

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.