Bulgariana

Thracian Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.6194 ratings
8.86 pro ratings
Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

A beautiful, gentle ruby/ brick in color with a light brick/ orange rim.

On the nose, raspberries, plums, unripe cherries, cranberries, light wood, light vanilla, licorice, herbs, spices, alcohol and peppercorn.

Medium-bodied with high acidity, smooth and elegant, with nice legs.

Tart on the palate with plums, sour cherries, pomagranates, strawberries, oak, green olives, light vanilla, leather, licorice, vegetables and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish, with fine, round tannins, spices and tart cranberries.

A nice cabernet from the Thrace an Valley in Bulgaria.
Seems like it past its peak and probably better when fresh.
A bit unbalanced and not too good to be had by itself. Better with food, though.

It has more of a South American light Syrah feel, then old world Cabernet. Needed one hour to open up. Grapes are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

89 Wine Enthusiast.

14% alcohol by volume.

A beautiful, gentle ruby/ brick in color with a light brick/ orange rim.

On the nose, raspberries, plums, unripe cherries, cranberries, light wood, light vanilla, licorice, herbs, spices, alcohol and peppercorn.

Medium-bodied with high acidity, smooth and elegant, with nice legs.

Tart on the palate with plums, sour cherries, pomagranates, strawberries, oak, green olives, light vanilla, leather, licorice, vegetables and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish, with fine, round tannins, spices and tart cranberries.

A nice cabernet from the Thrace an Valley in Bulgaria.
Seems like it past its peak and probably better when fresh.
A bit unbalanced and not too good to be had by itself. Better with food, though.

It has more of a South American light Syrah feel, then old world Cabernet. Needed one hour to open up. Grapes are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

89 Wine Enthusiast.

14% alcohol by volume.

1 person found it helpfulAug 13th, 2016
Meg Tipton

A pleasant surprise from Bulgaria. Not a big wine and if I didn't know better, I would have called it a cool climate cab done right. Tannins are light and pleasantly approachable. Cherry, menthol, raspberry. Nice finish. Could see this being agreeable to a wide range of wine drinkers.

A pleasant surprise from Bulgaria. Not a big wine and if I didn't know better, I would have called it a cool climate cab done right. Tannins are light and pleasantly approachable. Cherry, menthol, raspberry. Nice finish. Could see this being agreeable to a wide range of wine drinkers.

1 person found it helpfulSep 13th, 2015
Sofia Horvath

Not bad for the price. I won't seek it out though.

Not bad for the price. I won't seek it out though.

1 person found it helpfulApr 25th, 2015
Sean Wallner - SGWS

Bold nose. Full bodied Cab. Really smooth and a lot of the flavors don't show until the finish. Dark cherry, black berry, smoky, and very strong tannins. Great Cab from Bulgaria!

Bold nose. Full bodied Cab. Really smooth and a lot of the flavors don't show until the finish. Dark cherry, black berry, smoky, and very strong tannins. Great Cab from Bulgaria!

Oct 25th, 2014
Robert Hayk

Founder G & B Importers

9.6

Bulgariana Cabernet Sauvignon

Bulgariana Cabernet Sauvignon

Nov 20th, 2013
Jenny

Soft, easy to drink cab. Gift from holly.

Soft, easy to drink cab. Gift from holly.

May 5th, 2018
Frank Kuo

Color of shades of purple, quite clear. Nose of ripe plum, cherry, tobacco leaves, salty mineral, some peppery and anise, and quite strong in alcohol. Taste is slight sweet, with raisins and grape juices, some tobacco leaves, some zesty note, clear and not sophisticated. Aftertaste follows similar note however quite short and low tannins, and a bit medicinal note. Quite on par.

Color of shades of purple, quite clear. Nose of ripe plum, cherry, tobacco leaves, salty mineral, some peppery and anise, and quite strong in alcohol. Taste is slight sweet, with raisins and grape juices, some tobacco leaves, some zesty note, clear and not sophisticated. Aftertaste follows similar note however quite short and low tannins, and a bit medicinal note. Quite on par.

Apr 19th, 2018
Lynn Derbyshire

Very dry, mouth-puckering, full-bodied, tart. Love it!! Good with chuck roast and tomatoes and garlic. $10 at Total Wine. At home 3/25/18.

Very dry, mouth-puckering, full-bodied, tart. Love it!! Good with chuck roast and tomatoes and garlic. $10 at Total Wine. At home 3/25/18.

Mar 26th, 2018
Amanda Brown

On the lighter side of the cab-sauv spectrum. Dry, fairly tannic. Went very well with smoked brisket.

On the lighter side of the cab-sauv spectrum. Dry, fairly tannic. Went very well with smoked brisket.

Feb 11th, 2018
Andrew K

Not a great start Bulgaria

Not a great start Bulgaria

Jan 13th, 2018