Full Review

Casa Sol

Casa Sol
2016 Semi-Sweet Frizzante, Moscato, Curico Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 9.5% RS: 4%
Sustainable Farming-Demeter Certified
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$20

Casa Sol
2016 Semi-Sweet Frizzante, Moscato, Curico Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 9.5% RS: 4%
Straw color. Floral, sweet aromas and flavors of orange blossom and lychee, marzipan, lemon bar, and yellow curry with a satiny, soft, spritzy, off-dry light body and an even, brisk finish displaying notes of orange sugar candies with soft tannins and no oak flavor. A to-the-point sparkler for hot days.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: orange blossom and lychee, marzipan, lemon bar, and yellow curry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of orange sugar candies
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A to-the-point sparkler for hot days.

The Producer

Viña Echeverria Ltda.

The Producer
Las Condes Malaga 50 Oficina 22
Santiago,
Chile
56 -223425358

Their Portfolio

87 Casa Sol 2014 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $30.00.
83 Casa Sol 2016 Semi-Sweet Frizzante, Moscato, Curico Valley 9.5% (Chile) $20.00.
88 Echeverria 2015 Reserva, Merlot, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $9.90.
88 Echeverria 2015 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $9.90.
90 Echeverria 2014 Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $9.90.
93 Echeverria 2014 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 13.5% (Chile) $12.90.
88 Echeverria 2014 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $12.90.
83 Echeverria 2014 Gran Reserva, Syrah, Aconcagua Valley 14% (Chile) $12.90.
93 Echeverria 2014 Family Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $18.00.
93 Echeverria 2012 Founder’s Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 14.5% (Chile) $40.00.
85 Echeverria 2017 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $12.00.
87 Echeverria 2017 Reserva, Chardonnay, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $12.00.
85 Echeverria 2016 Reserva, Merlot, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $12.00.
90 Echeverria 2016 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $12.00.
89 Echeverria 2015 Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $12.00.
88 Echeverria 2015 Propuesta Red Blend, Maipo Valley 13.5% (Chile) $17.00.
84 Echeverria 2015 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $17.00.
88 Echeverria 2014 Gran Reserva, Merlot, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $17.00.
89 Echeverria 2015 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 13.5% (Chile) $17.00.
87 Echeverria 2013 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 14% (Chile) $29.90.
88 Echeverria 2018 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $12.90.
86 Echeverria 2018 Reserva, Chardonnay, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $12.90.
86 Echeverria 2017 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $12.90.
87 Echeverria 2016 Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $12.90.
87 Echeverria 2017 Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $12.90.
86 Echeverria 2017 Reserva, Syrah, Central Valley 13.5% (Chile) $12.90.
85 Echeverria 2016 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $16.00.
87 Echeverria 2016 Gran Reserva, Merlot, Maipo Valley 14% (Chile) $16.00.
90 Echeverria 2016 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $15.00.
86 Echeverria 2017 Gran Reserva, Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley 13.5% (Chile) $16.00.
91 Echeverria 2016 Gran Reserva, Syrah, Maipo Valley 14.5% (Chile) $16.00.
93 Echeverria 2016 Family Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $25.00.
88 Echeverria 2014 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 14% (Chile) $30.00.
90 Echeverria 2014 Founder’s Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 14.5% (Chile) $50.00.
85 Echeverria 2017 Frizzante, Moscato, Curico Valley 9.5% (Chile) $17.00.
92 Echeverria 2016 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $20.00.
93 Echeverria 2014 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 14% (Chile) $40.00.
84 Nina Brut NV Sparkling, Curico Valley 12.5% (Chile) $9.90.
90 Quasar 2015 Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 13% (Chile) $6.90.
84 Quasar 2015 Selection, Carmenère, Central Valley 13% (Chile) $6.90.
88 Quasar 2014 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $11.90.
92 Quasar 2014 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 13.5% (Chile) $11.90.
84 Quasar 2014 Gran Reserva, Merlot, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $11.90.
88 Quasar 2014 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $14.90.
92 Quasar 2014 Limited Edition, Pinot Noir, Leyda Valley 13.5% (Chile) $14.90.
88 Quasar 2014 Limited Edition, Syrah, Aconcagua Valley 14% (Chile) $14.90.
89 Quasar 2015 Late Harvest, Sauvignon Blanc, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $14.90.
88 Quasar 2016 Carmenère, Central Valley 13% (Chile) $8.90.
91 Quasar 2016 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $15.00.
90 Quasar 2015 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 13.5% (Chile) $17.00.
88 Quasar 2015 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $17.00.
92 Quasar 2015 Limited Edition, Syrah, Aconcagua Valley 14.5% (Chile) $19.90.
84 Quasar 2016 Limited Edition, Pinot Noir, Malleco Valley 13.5% (Chile) $19.90.
86 Quasar 2012 Perfecto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 14% (Chile) $29.90.
90 Quasar 2012 Perfecto, Carmenère, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $29.90.
85 Quasar 2014 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $19.90.
87 Quasar 2017 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $14.00.
89 Quasar 2017 Reserva, Merlot, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $14.00.
92 Quasar 2016 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $20.00.
86 Quasar 2016 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $20.00.
94 Quasar 2016 Gran Reserva, Merlot, Maipo Valley 14% (Chile) $20.00.
86 Quasar 2016 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $25.00.
89 Quasar 2017 Limited Edition, Pinot Noir, Malleco Valley 13.5% (Chile) $25.00.
90 Quasar 2016 Limited Edition, Syrah, Maipo Valley 14.5% (Chile) $25.00.
92 Quasar 2014 Perfecto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 14% (Chile) $40.00.
93 Quasar 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 14% (Chile) $80.00.
86 Quasar 2017 Late Harvest Limited Edition, Sauvignon Blanc, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $20.00.
86 Quasar 2018 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $15.00.
84 Quasar 2017 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $20.00.
92 Quasar 2016 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $20.00.
92 Quasar 2016 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $30.00.
87 Roger 1930 2016 Roberto Double Oak, Carmenère, Colchagua Valley 14% (Chile) $40.00.
90 Roger 1930 2015 Roberto Limited Lot Ultra-Premium, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $70.00.
86 Roger 1930 2014 Founder’s Selection Icon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $120.00.
91 Sanhattan 2015 City Flame, Syrah, Maipo Valley 13.5% (Chile) $40.00.
88 Sanhattan 2016 City Lights Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $35.00.
90 Sanhattan 2016 City Lights Reserva, Merlot, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $35.00.
84 Sanhattan 2016 City Flame, Syrah, Elqui Valley 14.5% (Chile) $30.00.
85 Sanhattan 2017 City Special, Merlot, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $25.00.

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