This is our Beringer Main and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon review.
Are you after a bold yet round full-body Cabernet Sauvignon with black fruit and vanilla flavors?
And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes and it’s very affordable too?
Well, this is the wine you have been looking for! We liked it a lot!
Find below our Beringer Main and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Beringer Main and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon Review
- Brand: Beringer
- Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
- Region: United States, California
- Tasting Notes: Ripe Black & Red fruit notes
- Glass & Serving: Bordeaux / 59-64 °F (15-18 °C) / Decant ~1hr
- Storage: Up to 5 years
- Price Range: ~$7
- Bottle Size: 750 ml
Beringer Main and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon review: What's its color?
Beringer Main and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon wine has a deep ruby color with slow-falling legs.
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Beringer Main and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon review: What are the flavors?
Beringer Main and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon is entirely made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
On the nose, intense cherry, ripe dark fruit aromas, and hints of spice.
On the palate, it’s a round full-body wine with medium acidity and flavors of blackberry jam and cherry, finishing with vanilla, oak, and a hint of chocolate.
Is Beringer Main and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Beringer Main and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon wine is a dry wine.
Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Beringer Main and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon review: Which food pairs well with it?
Beringer Main and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold wine with intense flavors, as such, we recommend to pair with equally strong flavor dishes.
Classic appetizers are pasta with veal ragu, lasagna, grilled vegetables, onion, and mushroom to name some.
Meat wise you have a wide selection here from veal, beef, stew, lamb, pulled-pork burger, and poultry for example.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are hard and blue cheeses like Pecorino and Gorgonzola.
Beringer Main and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon review: What's its alcohol content?
Beringer Main and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon wine’s alcohol content is 13.5%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Beringer Main and Vine Cabernet Sauvignon wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
What is the Beringer Main & Wine brand?
Here is an extract from the Beringer Main & Wine website itself:
“Nestled at the end of Main Street America, where the shops fade into the California vineyards, you will find Main & Vine.
It’s a wine where time-honored values blend seamlessly with generations of winemaking craftsmanship to create one of America’s favorite wine brands.“
This is a round and bold Cabernet Sauvignon that for around ~$7 offers a great value for your money.
Blackberry jam and cherry, finishing with vanilla, oak, and a hint of chocolate flavors will complement many dishes.
Veggie, pasta, a large variety of red meats, and our beloved cheeses will all pair well with it.
Try it with veal ragu pasta, roasted vegetables, pull-porked burger, or Gorgonzola cheese and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!