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Vino Vero

110 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 1BU | hello@vinovero.co.uk | 01702 808 251

If there's a producer that exemplifies American pluck, it's got to be Viano.

 

Although it's West Coast, this Cabernet Sauvignon has a truly transatlantic feel. The fruit is full-bodied and jammy, bringing a truly American 'oomph' to its blackcurrant tones, but beneath there's a shade of Bordeaux class in the taut gravelly structure and subtle oak notes.

 

Contra Costa County, nestled in the bays by San Francisco, used to be a thriving wine scene, but over the years the vineyards have gone and suburbia encroached, with Viano left as the last producer standing.

 

A combination of old vines and a cooling bay breezes means they're perfectly placed to make powerful, expressive wines, and at a price you won't find in the more prestigious regions.

 

Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol level: 13%

Viano Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Contra Costa County, California, USA

£13.95Price