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Zonte’s Footstep

Zonte’s Footstep
2015 "Avalon Tree", Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20.00
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Zonte’s Footstep
2015 "Avalon Tree", Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dark ruby black color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of blueberry cobbler a la mode, chocolate nuts and mint, and cherry cola with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, long chocolate lemon and orange peels, menthol mint lozenge, and craisin trail mix finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A spicy, chewy cabernet that will be great with Latin or Asian beef dishes.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: blueberry cobbler a la mode, chocolate nuts and mint, and cherry cola
Taste Flavor: chocolate lemon and orange peels, menthol mint lozenge, and craisin trail mix
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Teriyaki, Steak With Chimichurri, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy, chewy cabernet that will be great with Latin or Asian beef dishes.
The Producer

Zonte’s Footstep

The Producer
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Australia
61 -8 83 83 20 83
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.
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