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Zonte’s Footstep

Zonte’s Footstep
2019 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Zonte’s Footstep
2019 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of ripe raspberry, oregano, blueberry jam, and grape candies with a satiny, tangy, dry full body and a charming, medium-to-long finish that exhibits accents of raspberry fruit leather and pimento. Interesting blend with fun fruit aromas and a nice balance of tannin and acid.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe raspberry, oregano, blueberry jam, and grape candies
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of raspberry fruit leather and pimento
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Interesting blend with fun fruit aromas and a nice balance of tannin and acid.

The Producer

Zonte’s Footstep

The Producer
169 Douglas Gully Road
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Australia
61 -8 83 83 20 83

Their Portfolio

88 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lady Marmalade, Vermentino, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Shades of Gris, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dusk til Dawn, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $35.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Dawn Patrol, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $35.00.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
86 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Baron Von Nemesis, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Hills Are Alive, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $35.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Canto Red Blend, Sangiovese-Lagrein, Fleurieu Peninsula 14% (Australia) $27.50.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Violet Beauregard, Malbec, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $27.50.
88 Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Love Symbol, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $27.50.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Z Force, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $55.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Excalibur , Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $15.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Shades of Gris, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $15.00.
90 Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $15.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Blackberry Patch, Fleurieu Peninsula 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Canto , Sangiovese, Fleurieu Peninsula 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Love Symbol , Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
92 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Baron Von Nemesis, Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $48.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Super Trooper, Shiraz Cabernet, Fleurieu Peninsula 14% (Australia) $17.00.
89 Zonte’s Footstep 2019 Blackberry Patch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fleurieu Peninsula 14% (Australia) $20.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2019 Chocolate Factory, Shiraz, Mclaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2021 Excalibur, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $17.00.
93 Zonte’s Footstep 2019 Lake Doctor, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek 14% (Australia) $20.00.
87 Zonte’s Footstep 2021 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé, Fleurieu Peninsula 13% (Australia) $17.00.
91 Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Super Trooper Shiraz Cabernet, Shiraz, Fleurieu Peninsula 14% (Australia) $17.00.

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.