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Tributus

Tributus
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24
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Tributus
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
Ruby black color. Fruity aromas and flavors of salted dark chocolate, pickled black plum, dried mango, ripe raspberry, pine, and bing cherry with a round, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, nuanced, very long finish with notes of plum chutney and cedar with moderate oak flavor. A hugely appealing nose leads to a juicy yet sophisticated palate that showcases Paso Robles terroir in a conversation-worthy package.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, New World & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: salted dark chocolate, pickled black plum, dried mango, ripe raspberry, pine, and bing cherry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of plum chutney and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Pork With Grilled Peaches, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A hugely appealing nose leads to a juicy yet sophisticated palate that showcases Paso Robles terroir in a conversation-worthy package.

The Producer

Plata Wine Partners

The Producer
855 Bordeaux Way, Suite 100
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-261-8740

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.