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2017 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$30

UKO
2017 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Peppery aromas of candied jalepeño, raspberry cobbler, beeswax, and tobacco with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-length black cassis and licorice finish with medium, well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. A spicy Cabernet with a big burst of fruit; quite complementary for the meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: candied jalepeño, raspberry cobbler, beeswax, and tobacco
Taste Flavor: black cassis and licorice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Pepper Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy Cabernet with a big burst of fruit; quite complementary for the meal.

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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.