DAC | Cabernet Sauvignon & Siraz Rosé | 2014
cabernet sauvignon | syrah


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We switch back to Wine of Moldova for the time being, and we will continue with the rosé wine theme. We’ve mentioned already that there is a fresh wave of rosé wines, released on the market this past summer, and tonight we are going to review one of them. The wine that we’re reviewing tonight is Cabernet Sauvignon & Siraz Rosé 2014 from Vinaria DAC. It is a bit different as compared to previous ones, because it’s a blend of cabernet sauvignon and syrah varieties – quite an unusual approach for a rosé wine from Moldova.

Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:


The wine has a pure salmon pink color – very bright and transparent – with the rim-color of a brilliant orange shade.


The nose is rich and sweet, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose brings clear notes of sweet fruits: strawberry, raspberry, white cherry, red mirabelle, red plum, wolfberry and some nuanced moist-wood notes – it smells of summer rain and underripe berries.


The wine is dry, with just some hints of residual sugar. It has high alcohol level, high acidity and medium tannin, which makes the wine taste fresh, delicious and lean. The overall balance is fair – the wine tastes crisp, maybe just a little bit wide, and quite nuanced. This is a very nice rosé wine, with character and personality.


The wine has a medium finish, with a balanced, a bit zesty, aftertaste and persistent acidity – this is a fine summer wine indeed.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.2 points scored it is right there, among the best wines we’ve tasted so far. Please click on the chart icon on the left in order to get to the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines we’ve tasted to date.

Last but not least, we would like to mention the blend itself: it is quite well balanced, the varieties that make the blend are wisely chosen: were cabernet sauvignon adds body and structure, syrah adds that little extra details, that makes the wine feel whole and round, with nuanced individuality and character. Overall the wine feels very light, fresh and crisp – it has a nuanced, fruit-driven profile – you can really smell the summer in the glass. This is exactly why we love wines after all – they trigger some precious memories and feelings.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Cabernet Sauvignon & Siraz Rosé | 2014

grape: | cabernet sauvignon | syrah |

region: MoldovaCodru

overall rating: | 89.2 |

conclusion: fine | highly recommended



(c) The WineStatistics ratings are based solely on our own knowledge of the world of wine and on our personal wine tastes, which may, or may not, differ from yours – the reader. There are no absolutes of right and wrong in wine appreciation.

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