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Quasar

Quasar
2016 Perfecto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14%
Sustainable Farming-Demeter Certified
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50

Quasar
2016 Perfecto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14%
Garnet black color. Inviting aromas and flavors of black cassis pie, boysenberry jam, balsamic reduction, rose petal, and charred toast with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-long finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A complex, highly pairable wine that offers rich black fruit and a sophisticated edge.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: black cassis pie, boysenberry jam, balsamic reduction, rose petal, and charred toast
Taste Flavor: black cassis pie, boysenberry jam, balsamic reduction, rose petal, and charred toast
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex, highly pairable wine that offers rich black fruit and a sophisticated edge.

The Producer

Viña Echeverria Ltda.

The Producer
El Trovador 4280 of 802 Las Condes
Santiago, RM 7550075
Chile
56 -223425358

Their Portfolio

87 Casa Sol 2014 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $30.00.
BR Casa Sol 2016 Semi-Sweet Frizzante, Moscato, Curico Valley 9.5% (Chile) $20.00. - Bronze Medal
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.
BR Echeverria 2015 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
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.
BR Echeverria 2020 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Echeverria 2020 Unwooded Reserva, Chardonnay, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Echeverria 2019 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $15.00.
89 Echeverria 2019 Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $15.00.
90 Echeverria 2018 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $19.00.
88 Echeverria 2019 Gran Reserva, Syrah, Rapel Valley 14% (Chile) $19.00.
90 Echeverria 2016 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 14% (Chile) $29.00.
91 Echeverria 2015 Founder’s Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 14.5% (Chile) $50.00.
94 Medal Royal 2018 Late Harvest with Natural Botrytis, Muscat, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $17.00.
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.
BR Quasar 2016 Limited Edition, Pinot Noir, Malleco Valley 13.5% (Chile) $19.90. - Bronze Medal
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.
BR Quasar 2017 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $20.00. - Bronze Medal
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.
88 Quasar 2019 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13% (Chile) $15.00.
92 Quasar 2018 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $20.00.
88 Quasar 2017 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley 14% (Chile) $28.00.
88 Quasar 2019 Limited Edition, Syrah, Colchagua Valley 14% (Chile) $28.00.
91 Quasar 2016 Perfecto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 14% (Chile) $50.00.
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.
BR Sanhattan 2016 City Flame, Syrah, Elqui Valley 14.5% (Chile) $30.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Sanhattan 2017 City Special, Merlot, Curico Valley 13.5% (Chile) $25.00.

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.