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Tagua Tagua

Tagua Tagua
2016 Family Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rapel Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: .17%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Tagua Tagua
2016 Family Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rapel Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: .17%
Dark dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chai spices, tobacco, green pepper, wood chips, and minestrone with a lightly tannic, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, short finish with elements of old fashioned coffee with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A solid cab for homestyle fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: chai spices, tobacco, green pepper, wood chips, and minestrone
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of old fashioned coffee
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid cab for homestyle fare.

The Producer

Bodegas Tagua Tagua S.P.A.

The Producer
Avda Nueva Costanera 4229, Oficina Parma
santiago,
Chile
56 992-269-2342

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.