we got it and how much it cost.
At a local boutique wine shop
called Wine Styles for 9.99 but you can often find it at many
retail outlets for 7-9 dollars.
Where is this
At Santa Alicia Vineyards in
Pirque, Chile in the Maipo Valley
Impression of Santa Alicia Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2004
This is a really nice Cabernet
Sauvignon and for under 10 bucks is it is simply
outstanding. Chile has really been producing some
excellent wines and this one is among the finest I have yet to
sample in the 20 dollar and under price point so it definitely
gets a highly recommended from me.
It has nice but not over
whelming tannins that will pair it well with hearty beef and
steak dishes and it have a wonderful taste that makes you want
to take a trip to Chile to see what other wonderful wines are
hiding in the Chilean mountains and valleys. This is not
the best sub 10 dollar cabernet but it is very good and an
excellent over all value.
Flavors and Aromas are Most Dominant or Evident In This Wine?
There is a lot of dark fruit
and a bit of leather. Certainly I taste black cherry and
that alcohol warmth is nice at the finish but the dominant fruit
flavor and aroma is blackberry with almost a brandy like quality
to it. This wine spends 6 months aging in oak and it shows
through with a nice toasty flavor and vanilla.
foods will this wine go well with?
Red meat is the perfect
compliment to most Cabs and this time is no exception. You
simply can't go wrong pairing this with steak or
Grapes are In Santa Alicia Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2004?
Who Is Going to Enjoy This Wine?
This is not a light wine by
any means but it is not as big as many Cabernets. So a lot
of folks that usually stick to Pinot Noir or Merlot will be able
to move up to this one with out feeling over whelmed by
tannins. This is a wine is really perfect for people who
like to drink real reds on the heavier side but don't want to go
to the extreme.
Does the Bottle or Vintners Web Site Say About this Wine?
the Bottle: Deliciously complex, rich and
polished, exhibiting rich plum, blackberry and spice, offering
also flavors of chocolate and vanilla.
Very complete and elegantly
styled, finish with ripe, integrated tannins.
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