Septima Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina, South America
Intense ruby red in color with a hint of mahogany.
Highly complex and spicy aroma with notes of roasted peppers, dark plum fruit and overtones of fruit jam fragrant with toasted coffee and vanilla.
Pleasant, well-rounded on the front palate with hints of sour cherry and strawberry. Powerful, sweet tannins fill the mouth and finish with hints of smoky oak. Good length on the palate with a well-structured and agreeable finish.
Match with; Grilled meat, chicken, roasted vegetables. Also pairs well with pasta and rice dishes. A complex wine with spicy notes, it pairs with a wide variety of dishes.
Wine Spectator - "Ripe damson plum and linzer torte notes remain bright in this medium- to full-bodied red. Hints of incense and grilled herb, along with soft tannins, frame the solid finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes."
Bodega Septima Winery
Making stellar wine is the sole focus at Bodega Septima, a pristine winery situated in the acclaimed Mendoza winemaking district of Argentina.
Founded in 1999, the winery was the seventh (in Spanish “septima”) winery introduced by the Codorníu Group, known for its world-famous cava and still wines from Spain and Napa Valley. Imported exclusively by Aveníu Brands, Septima produces authentic wines that are modern, with a nod to tradition. View all Bodega Septima Wines
About ArgentinaView a map of Argentina wineries (ahr-jen-TEE-nah)
Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.