Friday, March 5, 2010

Quick Taste: Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine: 2008 Caliterra Reserva -- Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon; Colchagua, Chile
13.5% alcohol

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!

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