Trumpeter Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Name:  Trumpeter Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Style:  Red wine Grape:  Cabernet Sauvignon Region:  Mendoza, Argentina Price:  $7.79

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climates from Canada to Lebanon. For most of the 20th century, it was the world's most widely planted premium red wine grape until it was surpassed by Merlot in the 1990s.  Cabernet Sauvignon has a unique flavor and taste, the wine give a very herbal feeling and a distinct berry taste.

Food Paring:

Cabernet Sauvignon is a very bold and assertive wine that has potential to overwhelm light and delicate dishes. The oak influences of the wine can be matched with cooking methods that have similar influences on the food such as grilling and smoking.  Goes well with red meats, flavorful and heartier (red) pastas, lamb and chocolates (especially dark). The wine can typically pair well with a variety of cheeses, such as cheddar, mozzarella and brie, but full flavored or blue cheeses will typically compete too much with the flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon to be a complementary pairing.

Description of this particular wine:

Don Felipe Rutinit from Italy founded this winery back in 1885 and planted the first vines  in Maipu, Mendoza.  Equipped with the most modern machine and French oak barrels, produced  a wine that enjoys a juicy berry fruit aromas leading  into concentrated flavors of raspberries and blackberries. Well-balanced with firm tannins. Hints of vanilla, cocoa and sweet oak appear on the finish.

General comments from our tasters:

- Needs food to balance, has a strong and thick taste.
- ½  thumbs up! – drink now.
- Pleasant but heavy
- Slightly firm finish but solid
- Not bad, found it dry  - ½ thumb

  General rating from our team:  2 out of 5