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Luma Chequen

Luma Chequen
2015 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Luma Chequen
2015 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
Ruby black color. Herbal aromas and flavors of ricola lozenge, menthol-mint, cacao nibs, and berry tea with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish with nuances of candied carrot and roasted potato with crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An herbal, food friendly cab for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: Ricola lozenge, menthol-mint, cacao nibs, and berry tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of candied carrot and roasted potato
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Herb Crusted Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An herbal, food friendly cab for the table.

The Producer

Invina

The Producer
Calle 3 Sur 951, Of. 301
Talca,
Chile
56 -71-221-1205

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.