Friday, March 5, 2010
Quick Taste: Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine: 2008 Caliterra Reserva -- Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon; Colchagua, Chile
Look: deep, black cherry/purple, medium viscosity
Nose: plum, cassis, tobacco, vanilla
Palate: mild tannins, high acidity, medium alcohol, medium finish, fruit comes over well, not too overpowering, very smooth.
Price: $8.95 from LCBO
Food match: this wine would go really well with some rich, creamy cheese such as Riopelle.
Overall: Especially considering the price, I thought this wine was quite good, smooth and just fruity enough. I also felt good choosing a Chilean wine to try to do my part to support the industry's losses due to the recent earthquake. Go out and get a bottle of Chilean wine and help them recover if you can!