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Penfolds

Penfolds
2018 Bin 704, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$75

Penfolds
2018 Bin 704, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Deep purple color. Aromas of plum pudding, spiced cola, chocolate ganache, clove, and pomegranate with a chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a peppery, long lemon marmalade, blonde tobacco, and graphite finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A bold, juicy, chewy Cabernet Sauvignon with chocolatey appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Spicy & Complex & New World
Aroma Aroma: plum pudding, spiced cola, chocolate ganache, clove, and pomegranate
Taste Flavor: lemon marmalade, blonde tobacco, and graphite
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: A bold, juicy, chewy Cabernet Sauvignon with chocolatey appeal.

The Producer or Importer

Treasury Wine Estates

The Producer or  Importer
300 Lakeside Drive Suite 2500
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
-707-259-4519

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.