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Amelior Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
California

The Horse Soldiers (1959)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

A hearty western calls for a hearty Cabernet. Starring John Wayne and directed by John Ford (one of 14 film collaborations!), this classic shares the story of a union cavalry officer on a mission behind enemy lines. Amelior, a bold red wine with its own strong profile, has a personality that stands confidently with this dominating filmmaking duo.

THE WINE

Our customers can’t get enough of Cabernet Sauvignon – especially the rich, full-bodied expressions from sunny California. If you’re a fan, you’re in for a real treat with Amelior. Sourced from prime-sited vineyards throughout the Golden State (including Sonoma’s premium Alexander Valley), it showcases all the charm of the fantastic 2018 vintage. Look forward to vibrant black currant and dark fruit compote flavors, plus hints of mocha and coffee bean notes, thanks to time aging in oak. A perfect partner for tender beef or hearty vegetarian dishes.
THE GRAPE
Cabernet is the king of the reds, loved for its deepcolored, black currant-rich wines. Most famously, it’s the variety that powers Bordeaux’s legendary first growths, like Château Lafite and Château Margaux. However, you’ll also find plenty of world-class examples in California. The best known (and expensive) Cabs come from the Napa Valley and Sonoma, but you’ll find serious flavor and value across the Golden State.

THE REGION

VY_US_California_AlexanderVllyThe good news keeps on coming for fans of California wine. Following a string of fantastic years from 2012 to 2017, the Golden State had another great harvest in 2018. After years of drought, the vines were replenished by much-needed winter rains before enjoying a long, hot summer that ripened the fruit to perfection. Our expert, Clare Tooley, put it best: “This harvest was picture perfect!”

WITH FOOD

beef_brisketCabernet Sauvignon is a classic match for beef, and this sumptuous California beauty is no exception. Serve Amelior alongside a peppery brisket, tender roast, burgers, or even your favorite cut of steak. Other red meats, such as bison or lamb, will be tasty too. Vegetarians should go for hearty dishes like stuffed eggplant, grilled mushroom ‘steaks,’ or lentil-based stews or chilis.

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