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Quasar

Quasar
2016 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Sustainable Farming-Demeter Certified
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30

Quasar
2016 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of pickled plum, dark chocolate, graham cracker, and latte with a lively, dry-yet-fruity full body and a medium-long finish that shows notes of smoked almonds and blackberry cobbler. A delicious, well balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with a great sense of freshness.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: pickled plum, dark chocolate, graham cracker, and latte
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of smoked almonds and blackberry cobbler
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 delicious, well balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with a great sense of freshness.

The Producer

Viña Echeverria Ltda.

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

Their Portfolio

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.
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.

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.