Published Jeremy. Last Updated on March 2, 2021.
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If any easy-drinking Cabernet Sauvignon is what you seek, look no further than the Howard Park Cabernet from Australia. This fruit-forward, low-tannin Cab will likely go down quick!
A Versatile but Mellow Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet Sauvignon poured with a pale purple to pale ruby color and had a nice aroma of pepper, leather, dark berry jam, and a bit of prune and dried black currants.
When enjoying this one, you'll likely notice soft tannins and fairly low acidity with a wealth of blueberry and blackberry notes as well as a subtle jammy finish. While this one didn't have terrible depth beyond this, it is an easy sipper for those who like fruity wines and could be a great option for those who like low tannins or lower acidity.
Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon Food Pairing – Pizza and Burgers
We did a few classic pairings with this Cabernet Sauvignon, wood-fired pizza from a local restaurant as well as homemade burgers with hand-ground meat and house sourdough buns.
I have to admit that I don't think the food did much to affect the flavors in the wine (or vice-versa), but the lower tannins and fairly mellow flavors of the wine paired well with these dishes. So to call this a pretty versatile wine is an understatement, but only because its intensity is fairly low compared to other wines overall.
So if you're looking for an easy-drinking Cab will pair well with a number of dishes, you may want to have this Australian Cabernet Sauvignon on your radar.
Score: 2.5 / 5
I'm good with this wine but could be persuaded on a glass in the right situation.
Overall, Howard Park's Cabernet Sauvignon is pretty mellow and has a wealth of dark berry notes while being slightly jammy. It offered a mellow flavor overall which makes it a good wine to pair with food, but may not offer a strong intensity if you like a bit more kick in your glass.