Cabalie 2009

Review By Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier                                                                                                The Cabalie  is a wine that was created in the style of the Roman Centurions. It is a hardy wine, dark and opaque with a very heavy stain. Cabalie has a robust aromas of dates, figs, prunes, and a subtle touch of green grass.

On the front of the palate, this full bodied wine has characteristics of figs, dates, and prunes. On the mid-palate hints of coffee, cocoa and fig preserves layer your cheeks in what is a definitely a very chewy wine.

This Cabalie is made in the fashion of the men who brought wine to France–the Centurions. My father-in-law loved history and he loved this wine. Cheers!

Tansey’s Blind Review – I cannot rate this wine

This wine was a favorite of Marty Davidson

02/14/60 – 06/13/15

The Break Down

Dryness Level





Wine Selection –  Cabalie

Producer – Vindivin

Style – Dry Red

Varietals – Grenache, Syrah, Carignan

Region – Languedoc Roussillon, France 

Alcohol – 14%

Oak – French Oak 

Food Pairing – Beef Stew 

What is the Languedoc Roussillon

 The Languedoc-Roussillon (pronounced Lang-dock – Rue-see-own) is considered the true South of France. The region is probably the most historically enriched place in all of Europe, which is probably why Marty fell in love with wine from this region; he was a bit of a history buff. This wine region was influenced by the Greeks in 600 BC, the Celts in 400 BC, the Romans in 60 BC, and on and on until now. Located southeast of Rhone and Provence, this region produces more wine than any other region in France.  There are many great bangs for the buck coming from this region. So if you see Languedoc-Roussillon on the bottle, it’s probably worth every penny. Cheers!

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