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la Mano Derecha

la Mano Derecha
2015 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Sustainable Agriculture
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

la Mano Derecha
2015 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Dusty garnet color. Spicy aromas and flavors of plum, figs, sumac, olive, and dried herbs with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length finish conveying notes of coconut with moderate oak flavor. A dry and brooding Cabernet with pleasing aromatics and a grippy center.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex, Oaky & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: plum, figs, sumac, olive, and dried herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of coconut
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribeye, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and brooding Cabernet with pleasing aromatics a grippy center.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

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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.