Deep ruby color; black cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant, plum, vanilla on the nose; black cherry, plum, blackberry, raspberry, mint, oak, chocolate on the palate.
Dry; smooth, relaxed tannin; medium acidity (3.6 pH). Earthy. Full body. Well balanced. Seductive with the soft caress and voluptuous pleasure it brings to your palate.
Blend of 85% cabernet sauvignon, 10% syrah, 5% carménère from un-grafted selected clones of pre-phylloxera French rootstock. Hand-picked. fermented in stainless steel with extended skin maceration, followed by 100% malolactic fermentation. Individual grape varieties aged in 60-gallon French oak barrels for one year, then blended and returned for an additional six months of barrel aging. 14% ABV
Viña Echeverría was founded in 1930 when Roberto Echeverría’s grandfather traveled from his native France to Chile with some un-grafted rootstock. The grandfather is recognized as a pioneer in the Chilean wine industry. In addition to wine, he was the first to make grape seed oil and to invent a system to transport wine north to Santiago. Three generations later, the Echeverría family remains venerated as one of the greatest and oldest wine families in Chile.
The website notes: “At the helm, Roberto Echeverría Snr, the father of Chile ́s modern day wine story, passionate and dedicated to excellence like his forebears. A great mind, the only person in Chile to win the prestigious Rockerfeller scholarship to study economics in the United States. Viña Echeverría remains a truly family enterprise, with all 4 children of Roberto Echeverría (Paulina, Viviana, Roberto and Diego) involved in the business. Its portfolio of over 30 wines is exported to over 30 countries. Many of Viña Echeverría ́s customers have been with them for over 20 years, testament to the dedication of their collaborative relationships and product excellence.”
Echeverria Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley 2016 is a smooth, easy-drinking crowd-pleaser. This is the luring side of cab—no cheek-puckering tannins or bombastic fruit. Supple. Tasty. You and your partner mourn when the bottle is empty. Pair with beef, especially grilled; lamb; game—venison, wild boar; poultry; barbecue beef, chicken, or pork. Cheese—cheddar; semi-hard, aged cow’s milk cheeses; semi-hard sheep’s milk cheese with some age. $25-30