About This Wine
Some say drinking a good wine is like reading a map.
The difference is that instead of using your eyes, you’re using your mouth. As the vintner for Chile’s Gryphus brand likes to put it, “When you sip a wine from a vineyard where climate, varietal and soil are perfectly matched, the experience rings true.”
And so it is with the 2010 Gryphus Cabernet Sauvignon, crafted from grapes grown in the Rapel Valley, south of Santiago. “The flavors are honest and the wine speaks with authenticity about the particular style of parenting it received,” the vintner continues. “In other words, it’s anchored to home.”
And what a home the Rapel Valley provides. The region stretches from Chile’s Pacific Coast to the foothills of the Andes, some 60 miles inland. Red varieties reign supreme, and the Gryphus Cabernet Sauvignon serves as a delicious example of a variety that is perfectly matched to its appellation.
About Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.
- Grape Composition:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Grape Source:Rapel Valley Growing Region of Chile
- Aromas & Flavors:Dried Black Cherry, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Smoke and a Hint of Bell Pepper
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionbeef kabobs, or beef fajitas.
15 recipes match for this wine.
Stuffed Flank Steak With Sonoma Sausage Spinach And Pine Nuts Cabernet Sauvignon calls for hearty food, and this recipe is an ideal match. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon (as the recipe calls for), as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe