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la Mano Derecha

la Mano Derecha
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14%
Sustainable Agriculture
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

la Mano Derecha
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of berry tart, buttery nut brittle, and black licorice with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a graceful, refreshing, breezy finish that shows notes of dried berries and figs, smoked nuts and green peppers, and cocoa with chewy, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A chewy cabernet for the carnivore’s table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: berry tart, buttery nut brittle, and black licorice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dried berries and figs, smoked nuts and green peppers, and cocoa
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Enchiladas, East Texas Brisket, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy cabernet for the carnivore's table.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
990 NW Brooks St. Ste.#3
Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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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.