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Echeverria

Echeverria
2020 Unwooded Reserva, Chardonnay, Curico Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sustainable Farming-Demeter Certified
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15

Echeverria
2020 Unwooded Reserva, Chardonnay, Curico Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5%
Straw color. Aromas of toasted marshmallow, apple compote, caramel, and banana with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a polished, brisk buttered toast finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. An easy-drinking Chardonnay quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: toasted marshmallow, apple compote, caramel, and banana
Taste Flavor: buttered toast
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-drinking chardonnay quaffer.

The Producer

Viña Echeverria Ltda.

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

Their Portfolio

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.
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.
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.

Chardonnay

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

The most renowned examples of Chardonnay are from small villages and vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. These wines are very powerful with ample spicy notes and very good acidity; they age very well, sometimes as long as 20-25 years. Another part of Burgundy, Chablis, is home to more restrained style of Chardonnay. Certain areas of California, especially Russian River Valley in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County are also home to many distinguished examples of Chardonnay, with those from the latter region often displaying tropical fruit flavors.

Given that most Chardonnnays are aged in small oak barrels, there has been a movement as of late to give consumers a mored delicate style of Chardonnay, without all the spicy and toasty flavors. Thus there are now many producers that produce non-oak aged Chardonnays; this has been seen from many producers from Australia as well as a few in California as well.

Chardonnay, especially oak-aged versions, are quite rich and need seafood of equal richness at the dinner table. Thus lobster, halibut and swordfish are ideal food pairings.