- Chilensis Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Product #27006 (In Stock)
This is a big "bang for the buck" Cabernet from Chile that reminds you how Chile first established its global reputation for top quality Cab at rock-bottom prices. Fruit for this wine grows near Chile’s Coastal Mountain range in the Colchagua Valley. Daytime high temperatures can reach 98 degrees here, but cooling breezes from the Pacific Ocean cool the fruit at night to preserve freshness and acidity.
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon delivers plenty of classic Cabernet fruit – currant, plum, and blackberries. It also display's Chile's trademark whiff of herbs and some appealing tobacco aromas, giving the wine more complexity than you’d expect at this price. In the mouth, it’s juicy and satisfying, with an extra dose of black raspberry and currant fruit. The juicy acids keep everything in balance and make this a flexible companion with a wide range of foods.
- Errazuriz Carmenere Max Reserva 2011 Product #27712 (In Stock)
Down in Chile, they at first thought Carmenere was Merlot, and there's certainly a nice dose of Merlot's plump currant fruit and round, rich, texture here. But Carmenere excels at adding a complex, Cab Franc-like, set of herbal/tobacco aromas to the mix. Here, there's also a dark, meaty, element to the aromas and flavors and a plush, velvety, finish. Excellent to sip or with beef tenderloin!