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Paso Grande

Paso Grande
2017 Premier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99

Paso Grande
2017 Premier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of tar, blistered cherries, smoked peppers, and coffee with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish conveying accents of blackened eggplant, grilled plum, and roasted nuts with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich, smoky, earthy Cabernet fit for grilled meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: tar, blistered cherries, smoked peppers, and coffee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of blackened eggplant, grilled plum, and roasted nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Beef, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, smoky, earthy Cabernet fit for grilled meats.

The Producer

Bronco Wine Company

The Producer
33 Harlow Court
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-346-6025

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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.