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Bottero Capicúa

Bottero Capicúa
2013 Capicúa Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cachapoal Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .3%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
Best Buy

Bottero Capicúa
2013 Capicúa Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cachapoal Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .3%
Bright color. Green, smoky aromas of cassis, green pepper, smoked oak, and plum with a chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a cheery sweet pea blossom and cherry pie finish with medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A high acid Cab well suited to Latin steak dishes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: cassis, green pepper, smoked oak, and plum
Taste Flavor: sweet pea blossom and cherry pie
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak With Chimichurri, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A high acid Cab well suited to Latin steak dishes.

The Producer

Bottero Wines Limitada

The Producer
Av. La Dehesa 1844 #410
Santiago, Lo Barnechea
Chile
56 -990000341

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.