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Contempo

Contempo
2020 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$9

Contempo
2020 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
Deep purple color. Savory aromas of grilled peppers, pimento, and roasted mushrooms with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, medium-length plums, cedar, and vanilla taffy finish with heavy oak flavor. An earthy, oaky red for the weeknight table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: grilled peppers, pimento, and roasted mushrooms
Taste Flavor: plums, cedar, and vanilla taffy
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy, oaky red for the weeknight table.

The Importer

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The Importer
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USA
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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.