2017 Tarapaca Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva

Year: 2017
Appellation: Maipo Valley
Country: Chile
Wine Spectator: 87
James Suckling: 93
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$13.95

"Crisp and savory, with hints of dried green herbs to the red plum and spiced cherry flavors. Iron accents on the finish. Drink now. 50,000 cases made, 1,700 cases imported. -KM" (WS)

"A very fresh array of spiced-pastry aromas, across some ripe red plums and berries. The palate has a very fresh, lithe and juicy feel with terrific freshness and concentration of summer berries. Drink or hold." (JS)

"Dense, dark aromas of raisin and blackberry set up a full and chunky palate with a creamy texture. Mildly salty berry flavors include a whack of oak spice, while oak-led flavors settle in on a finish that tastes slightly baked and feels warm. -Michael Schachner" (WE)

Winery Notes:
WINE DESCRIPTION:
Located in the Maipo Valley, the most traditional and prestigious valley in Chile for the premium red wines production. A 2.700 hectares property, with only 611 planted with vineyards. Mediterranean Climate with a warm, dry growing season, allowing for wines with big body, mature tannins and medium acidity. Volcanic origin and medium depth soils with mainly angular stones.

TASTING NOTES:
This beautiful wine has aroma's of ripe fruit with fresh and spicy notes. The annins are soft and round with a mineral component due to the mediterranean macroclimate.

FOOD PAIRING:
This full-flavored, fruit-forward and semi tannic goes well with grilled, roasted or braised red meats as such beef, duck, lamb, etc and some veggies as mushrooms, squash.