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Flashcards in Cabernet &Merlot Deck (21):
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Merlot flavors
Hot climate

Black fruit
Black cherry
Blackberry
Black plum

Fruitcake

Chocolate

2

Cabernet Sauvignon
Flavors
Hot climate

Black fruit

Black currant
blackberry
black cherry

3

Cabernet Sauvignon flavors
moderate climate

Black fruit
black currant
black cherry

herbaceous
bell pepper

4

Cabernet Sauvignon
Key facts
5

Moderate/hot climate

Deep color high acidity high tannins

Pronounced aromas

Produces wine for aging

Oak often used for maturation

5

Cabernet Sauvignon
And Merlot regions
Chile 3

Maipo Valley

Colchagua

Cachpoal

Intense black fruit
bell pepper
black currant leaf

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Merlot in blends

Mixed with cab

adds Softness and body

Makes wine easier to drink

Local varieties

7

Merlot Wine making techniques

Oak aging

Toast, vanilla,
spice, Coffee

8

Merlot flavors
moderate climate

Red fruit
strawberry
red cherry
red plum

herbal - mint
maturity - cedar, tobacco

9

Merlot
Key facts

Climate- moderate/hot

Medium acidity & tannins

Medium to high body and alcohol

Oak often used for maturation

10

Merlot Regions
France

Bordeaux Right Bank

Pomerol
Saint Emilion

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Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions
France

Bordeaux Left Bank

Médoc
Haut-Médoc
Pauillac
Margaux
Graves
Pessac-Léognan

12

Cabernet Sauvignon
In blends

Used to add:
Acidity
Color
Tannins
Aromatic fruit
Blends with local varieties
Merlot- France/US
Shiraz- Australia
Carmenere-Chile
Malbec - Argentina

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Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine making techniques

Oak aging

Toast
Vanilla
Smoke
Coffee
Cedar

14

Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Australia
2

Coonawara -Cabernet

Intense structured- cassis, mint, eucalyptus, black fruit
Oak-yoast, vanilla

Margaret River- Merlot & Cabernet
High tannin, black fruit, herbs, black currant black/currant leaf

15

Cabernet and Merlot
New Zealand
region
1

Hawkes Bay north island

Medium/high acidity and tannins
herb aromas
cedar, blackcurrant leaf

16

Cabernet Sauvignon and
Merlot
Regions USA
4

Oakville & Rutherford- premium Cabernet
High levels of soft ripe tannins, deep color, black cherry, oak
Alexander Valley- Cabernet
Soft texture, full body

Washington St. Columbia Valley-
Cabernet and Merlot
Deep color, full body

17

Cabernet
Merlot
Argentina
Region
1

Mendoza

Hot climate

Fruitier

Blended with Malbec

18

Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
South Africa
Region
1

Stellenbosh

Close to bordeaux style with high acidity/high tannins

Less fruit more herbal

19

Bordeaux labeling hierarchy from generic to specific

Bordeaux AC

Bordeaux Superieur AC

Cru Boureois

Grand Cru (St. Emilion is linked to appellation)

Grand Cru Classé

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Labeling in bordeaux

Define château

Define Grand Vin

Château – wine made from the producers on land

Grand vin – wine made by the château

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Cabernet & Merlot

Bulk inexpensive regions globally

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Blends
Southern France:
Pays d’Oc IGP
Chile: Central Valley
More Cabs than Merlot
South Africa western cape
south eastern Australia
California
Argentina: Mendoza
Northern Italy: Light bodied Merlot