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Bargetto

Bargetto
2018 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Sustainable Agriculture
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$60
Cellar Selection

Bargetto
2018 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Black violet color. Aromas of dried berries, plum tart, black cassis, and compressed watermelon with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, nuanced, very long milk chocolate, raspberry confection, fine leather, and aniseed finish with moderate oak flavor. Juicy-but-elegant fruit keeps you coming back for more in this centerpiece Santa Cruz Mountains Cab.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World, Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried berries, plum tart, black cassis, and compressed watermelon
Taste Flavor: milk chocolate, raspberry confection, fine leather, and aniseed
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Juicy-but-elegant fruit keeps you coming back for more in this centerpiece Santa Cruz Mountains Cab.

The Producer

Bargetto Winery

The Producer
3535 N Main St
Soquel, CA 95073
USA
1 831-475-2258

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.