we got it and how much it cost.
At our local Costco for 5.99
for a 1.5 liter "Magnum" which puts the cost per
regular bottle at about 3 bucks.
Where is this
In the Central Valley of Chile
Impression of Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot, Concha Y Toro, 2005
It is just a really good wine
and a damn good price, plain and simple with no apologies to
anyone. No it is not something that you will hoard and
cherish it is in some ways better, because you will cherish and
pour it freely for any and all.
I honestly just can't see how
anyone could ever find a single complaint about this wine and I
mean not one. Sure there are better wines but for 4 bucks
a bottle this is just beyond outstanding and is one of the best
values on the market today. The flavor and fruit are
wonderful and it is very easy to drink even for those not generally
accustomed to many red wines especially Cabernet Sauvignon
because it is so nicely softened by the nicely blended Merlot.
Chile continues to produce
more and more exceptional high end wines but they also continue
to produce some of today's best value wines and this is among
the best. Give this wine a try you shall not regret
it. This is really a perfect wine for those large get together
when you want to serve a good red wine to your guests in large
quantities with our spending large quantities of money.
Flavors are Most Dominant or Evident In This Wine?
The top flavor is a wonderful
black cherry that lingers nicely and provides a perceived
sweetness that is really just fruit as the wine is a wonderful
off dry red. There are also flavors of black current,
plumb, chocolate and vanilla. The merlot softens the
tannins nicely and lets the fruit really come though far more
then in most value priced Cabernets. There is a lot going
on and if you take the time you can find a lot of interesting
flavors and aromas but it definitely fruit forward.
foods will this wine go well with?
Red meat of course is going to
fit nice and this is light enough to enjoy with those summer
steaks when you really want a bigger red wine but it is just to
damn hot to enjoy it. It will also pare nicely with Italian
foods like pizza and pasta with red sauces along with American
Classics like barbeque brisket and ribs.
For something different try it
at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner as it is a perfect
fit. While Beaujolais is the typical recommendation for
such meals this wine is going to be an exceptional choice as
well. I mean you can pick up a half dozen magnums for
about 36 dollars which is plenty of wine for even the biggest
It is easy to drink enough
that even those less inclined to drink red wines will enjoy it
and those who do won't find much wrong with it. Lastly the
fruit will set off the cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and sweet
potatoes link few other budget wines.
Quite honestly this is one
extremely versatile red wine.
Grapes are In Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot, Concha Y Toro, 2005?
Cabernet Sauvignon 85% and
Who Is Going to Enjoy This Wine?
Those who like softer red
wines with out over powering tannins. If you typically
like Merlot and Pinot Noir but tend to stay away from most
Cabernets and Zinfandels this is one you are really going to
enjoy because you get to experience the wonderful fruit of
Cabernet with nice soft tannins and a wonderful off dry
Does the Bottle or Vintners Web Site Say About this Wine?
the Vintners Website: Ruby-like, bright in color. Fruit forward with red plum and varietal characteristics. Medium dry, medium body and harmonious with a good finish This wine marries two of the classic Bordeaux grape varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon offers character, complexity and longevity, while Merlot adds softer tannins and elegance. Patterned after the same classic blend that distinguishes many fine chateaux of Bordeaux, this superb red wine complements the heartiest foods, especially red meats, barbeque, savory pasta dishes, and pizza.
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