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Valentin V

Valentin V
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99

Valentin V
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Dusty ruby garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of raspberry fruit leather, roasted nuts, pizza dough, rhubarb compote, vanilla nougat, and cranberry cobbler with a supple, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, rapid finish with notes of cinnamon-apple pastry with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A solid offering for crowd-pleasing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: raspberry fruit leather, roasted nuts, pizza dough, rhubarb compote, vanilla nougat, and cranberry cobbler
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cinnamon-apple pastry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Corned Beef Sandwich, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid offering for crowd-pleasing.

The Producer or Importer

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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.