This is our Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon review.
Are you after an easy-drinking Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile with red and black fruit aromas and flavors?
And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes and it’s very affordable too?
Well, this is the wine you have been looking for! We liked it a lot!
Find below our Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon Review
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon review: What's its color?
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon wine has a deep ruby color with fast-falling legs.
If you want to know more about how to taste wine and the lingo that goes with it, check out this article: How To Taste Wine Like a Pro in 4 Steps.
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon review: What are the flavors?
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon is entirely made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
On the nose, aromas of cherry, strawberry, plum, cocoa, and hints of pepper.
On the palate, it’s a bold mid-body wine with medium acidity, soft tannins, and flavors of cherry, strawberry, and blackberry, and with an oak, chocolate, and spicey finish.
Is Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon wine is a dry wine.
Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon review: Which food pairs well with it?
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold wine with intense flavors, as such, we recommend to pair with equally strong flavor dishes.
Classic appetizers are pasta with veal ragu, lasagna, grilled vegetables, onion, and mushroom to name some.
Meat wise you have a wide selection here from veal, beef, stew, lamb, pulled-pork burger, and poultry for example.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are hard and blue cheeses like Pecorino and Gorgonzola.
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon review: What's its alcohol content?
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon wine’s alcohol content is 14%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have higher calories per glass than wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per gram vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per gram of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Los Vascos?
Here is an extract from the Los Vascos website:
“Being pioneers in Chile was an exciting challenge, and we have chosen a superb location.“
This is a nice easy-drinking Cabernet Sauvignon bottle, perfect for any casual occasion, that for around ~$10 offers very good value for your money.
Its medium body, medium acidity, soft tannins, and red and black fruit aromas will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, a large variety of red meats, and our beloved cheeses.
Try Los Vascos with pasta with veal ragu, grilled vegetables, lamb, or Pecorino cheese and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!
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