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Sidewood

Sidewood
2021 Stablemate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .05%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
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Sidewood
2021 Stablemate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .05%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of green olive, grilled pickled peppers, strawberry bubble gum, and fig with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long finish that exhibits suggestions of red cherry and leather, mild olive and pepper giardiniera, strawberry, and choke cherry. A wild ride of savory and sweet with just a touch of earthy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: green olive, grilled pickled peppers, strawberry bubble gum, and fig
Taste Flavor: red cherry and leather, mild olive and pepper giardiniera, strawberry, and choke cherry
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wild ride of savory and sweet with just a touch of earthy.

The Producer

Sidewood Estate

The Producer
PO Box 828
Oakbank, 5243
Australia
61 -(08) 8389 9234

Their Portfolio

91 Sidewood 2017 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $45.00.
92 Sidewood 2019 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $45.00.
91 Sidewood 2019 Mappinga, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $30.00.
90 Sidewood 2019 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Sidewood 2019 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $30.00.
91 Sidewood 2020 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Sidewood NV Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
92 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
87 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $19.00.
93 Sidewood 2020 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Sidewood 2019 Stablemate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills 14.6% (Australia) $18.00.
86 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Sidewood NV Estate Sparkling Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood NV Estate Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.3% (Australia) $18.00.
94 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.1% (Australia) $25.00.
93 Sidewood 2019 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
93 Sidewood 2021 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
88 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $17.00.
88 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.1% (Australia) $25.00.
87 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.3% (Australia) $17.00.
89 Sidewood 2021 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
88 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $13.00.
94 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $17.00.
93 Sidewood 2018 Isabella Brut Rosé, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $30.00.
91 Sidewood 2016 Chloe Cuvée Brut, Adelaide Hills 12.2% (Australia) $30.00.

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.