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Aoyo Winery

Aoyo Winery
2016 Protector, Cabernet Sauvignon, Loncomilla Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .252%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7
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Aoyo Winery
2016 Protector, Cabernet Sauvignon, Loncomilla Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .252%
Deep purple color. Creamy, fruity, spicy aromas of berry custard pie, toffee, pickled cucumber relish, and mocha with an medium-to-full body and an engaging, medium-length spiced apple, cocoa, vanilla nuts, and wood smoke finish with fine, silky tannins and light oak flavor. A juicy, creamy, lightly smoky red that will be great for dinner.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: berry custard pie, toffee, pickled cucumber relish, and mocha
Taste Flavor: spiced apple, cocoa, vanilla nuts, and wood smoke
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Sauerbraten, Spaghetti Carbonara, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, creamy, lightly smoky red that will be great for dinner.

The Producer

Aoyo Winery

The Producer
Las Condes
Santiago,
Chile
56 -228 9349

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.