This is our Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon review.
Are you after an easy-to-drink bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon with black fruit and mocha aromas and 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 Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon Review
Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon review: What's its color?
Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon wine has a ruby color with slow-falling legs.
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Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon review: What are the flavors?
Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon is entirely made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
On the nose, blackcurrant, and hints of sweet mocha and chocolate aromas.
On the palate, it’s a velvety medium plus-body wine with medium acidity and flavors of black fruit, cherry, vanilla, chocolate, and a finish of spice, and mocha.
Is Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon wine is a dry wine.
Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon review: Which food pairs well with it?
Yellow Tail 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.
Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon review: What's its alcohol content?
Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon wine’s alcohol content is 13%.
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 Yellow Tail 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 Yellow Tail brand?
Here is an extract from the Yellow Tail website itself:
“In 1957 founders Filippo and Maria Casella migrated from Sicily and arrived on Australian shores.
They began making wine with the family’s winemaking philosophy at its heart; to bring family and friends together at any occasion.
Today John Casella continues to run the family business using the same principle of creating great tasting wines for all to enjoy.
By combining a passion and understanding of the Italian heritage with a relaxed and modern Australian attitude, …
…Casella continues to create wines that have wide appeal and will be enjoyed for generations to come.”
This is an honest Cabernet Sauvignon bottle that for around ~$7 offers a good value for your money.
Black fruit, cherry, vanilla, chocolate, and a finish of spice, and mocha will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, a large variety of red meats, and our beloved cheeses.
Try it with lasagna, grilled vegetables, 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!