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Vivo

Vivo
NV "Blend #24", Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: .8%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25.99

Vivo
NV "Blend #24", Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: .8%
Opaque dusty ruby color. Fruity, funky, toasty, yeasty aromas of black currants, toasted yeast, planked oak, and turned earth with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry full body and a peppery, appealing, brisk finish with earthy, firm, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: black currants, toasted yeast, planked oak, and turned earth
Taste Flavor: peppery, appealing, brisk
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Red Wine Braised Shortribs, Roast Duck With Mushroom Cream Sauce, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Highly Recommended

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

The Producer
697 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8
Canada
1 905-643-4131

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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.