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1

In australia what is cabernet sauvignon often blended with

Syrah

2

What three things does a Cabernet Sauvignon provide to Merlot

Tannin, acidity and aromatic fruit

3

What does the term Grand Vin mean?

The wine made by that house

4

What are the two apellations in the Right Bank?

Pomerol and St. Emillion

5

What two rivers are found in Bordeaux

Dordogne and Garonne

6

How does cabernet improve a wine?

It adds aromatic fruit, color and tannin

7

What flavors are introduced by oak ageing into Cabernet Sauvignon?

Smoke, vanilla, coffee, cedar

8

Merlot is ______ bodied, ____ acidity, ____ tannins and _____ aromas

Full body, less acid than Cabernet Sauvignon, less tannins, and less intense aromas

9

What do the very best appellations in Bordeaux put on their label?

Grand Cru Classe

10

What well-known village is in Graves?

Passac-Leognan

11

What mistake did Chile make on its grapes?

Some merlot is actually carminere which gives wines aa spicy flavor and intense fruit

12

Where in Chile do you find Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot?

Maipo, Colchagua, Cachapoal

13

What does the term chateau mean?

Wines were made from that vineyard/place

14

What valley in Sonoma is known for its Cabernets?

Alexander Valley

15

Where in New Zealand do you find Cabernet Sauvignon?

Hawkes Bay

16

What two words describe the climate of Bordeaux

Moderate and maritime

17

What are the two regions in Australia that grow Cabernet Sauvignon?

Connawarra and Margaret River

18

What is cabernet sauvignon blended with in Argentina?

Malbec

19

What are the characteristics of a left bank Bordeaux: ____ body, ______ tannin, ______ acid, ______ finish and ______ alcohol

medium or full, high, high, long, medium

20

What is the flavor profile of a Merlot that is from a moderate climate? _____ body, ______ tannin, _______ acid, _____ alcohol and _______flavors and aromas

Full body, medium to heavy tannin, medium acid with red fruit characters and herbal notes (mint)

21

In Napa valley what are two regions for Cabernets?

Rutherford and Oakville

22

What area of South Africa can produce good red wines

Stellenbosch

23

What grape is grown on the left bank of Bordeaux?

Cabernet Sauvignon

24

What two villages are in Haut-Medoc?

Pauillac and Margaux

25

Where in Argentina are the best wines grown? What moderates its climate?

Mendoza, Altitude

26

What kind of climate does cabernet sauvignon need?

Moderate to hot

27

What grape is grown on the right bank of Bordeaux?

Merlot

28

What is the classic region for Cabernet and Merlot blends?

Bordeaux, France

29

For a right bank wine you will have ____ tannin, ____ acid and _____ aromas.

Medium tannin, medium acid and red fruit aromas plus what oak can give (cedar, tobacco)

30

Bordeaux wines made outside of the most prestigious appelations are called ___________

Bordeaux AC or Bordeaux Superiere AC