I think this wine sneaks up on you. At first it tastes so smooth, you might be lead to think it is simple. Also, the finish is pretty short, I think this wine may have been pretty heavily filtered. But the mid palate is solid, the fruit is very clean, and it has some real Cabernet flavor characteristics. The nose pouring into the decanter was prototypical Chilean with some green coffee bean, evergreen and blackberry. The palate does not deliver what the nose indicated, more evidence of heavy filtration. The fruit is more red than dark. There is a slight black pepper spiciness. What fruit we do get on the finish is a candied red raspberry.
There is a prominent cherry coke aroma as I drop my big old beak into the glass with a bit of vanilla thrown in. Past the lips, this is not complex by any means, but there is some fruit, and a touch of depth. This is a solid option for pizza night, but maybe not for the night you propose to your significant other (of course if he/she is a bit of a frugal type and is always looking for a good value wine, this could be the ticket!). Good. thedrunkencyclist.com
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