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Chocalan

Chocalan
2017 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14%
Certified Sustainable
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13
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Chocalan
2017 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of salt-cured plum, fine furniture, black tea with violet, and marinated grape leaves with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and an interesting, long cran-raspberry scone, cedar, chocolate covered strawberries, and licorice finish. A concentrated, steak-worthy wine with lots of stately character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: salt-cured plum, fine furniture, black tea with violet, and marinated grape leaves
Taste Flavor: cran-raspberry scone, cedar, chocolate covered strawberries, and licorice
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled NY Strip Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A concentrated, steak-worthy wine with lots of stately character.

The Producer

Vina Chocalan S.p.A.

The Producer
Clorinda Willshaw 559
Las Condes, Santiago 7550000
Chile
-+562 24374764

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.