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Berton Vineyards

Berton Vineyards
2021 Metal Label, Cabernet Sauvignon, South-Eastern Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: 0.40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13
Best Buy

Berton Vineyards
2021 Metal Label, Cabernet Sauvignon, South-Eastern Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: 0.40%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of eucalyptus, cocoa, cherry and blackberry, and freesia with a satiny, vibrant, dry medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with nuances of cherry and blackberry, lamb with mint jelly, cocoa nibs, and dried lilacs with well-integrated, medium, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A leaner, higher acid style of Cabernet that brilliantly expresses the terroir; a complex and refined red wine with ample tannins and well integrated oak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: eucalyptus, cocoa, cherry and blackberry, and freesia
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of cherry and blackberry, lamb with mint jelly, cocoa nibs, and dried lilacs
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A leaner, higher acid style of Cabernet that brilliantly expresses the terroir; a complex and refined red wine with ample tannins and well integrated oak.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
285 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Suite K
Novato, CA 94949
USA
1 415-884-9000

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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.