25 Ratings
Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Details


Domus Aurea





Winemaker's Notes

The wines are made by acclaimed Bordelais winemaker Patrick Valette, well respected for his deft hand in producing memorable wines. Penalolen is truly a family-owned, boutique winery committed to making wines of distinction. This is a complex and velvety wine with abundant fruit of wild berries and cassis, and a refined whisper of eucalyptus. Suave and elegant.

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    very full bodied, went well with lamb,could also go with any red meat or spicy dish.

    about 5 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    Richly textured, with layers of herbal tea, licorice, eucalyptus and spicebox intermingling with deep black fruit flavors. Incredible complexity for the price! The 15 months spent in French oak add toasty mocha and subtle spice elements, while the small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot blended with the 85% Cabernet Sauvignon give it just the right amount of lift and roundness. Very food-friendly - try pairing with herb-crusted lamb, hearty vegetarian dishes (especially with zucchini) or beef with goat cheese.