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Manos del Sur

Manos del Sur
2017 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cachapoal Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99

Manos del Sur
2017 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cachapoal Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of baked berries, black tea, charcoal, and mocha with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, carefree finish with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A solid weeknight cabernet with a smoky, earthy vibe.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: baked berries, black tea, charcoal, and mocha
Taste Flavor: baked berries, black tea, charcoal, and mocha
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blackened Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid weeknight cabernet with a smoky, earthy vibe.

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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.