About This Wine
Two of the more expressive of all grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
So, when a vintner opts to blend the two, the result can be a rich, bold and complex cuvee — a wine like the “Gran Reserva” from Sol de Chile. Add in another quality factor — exceptional vineyard sourcing — and you start hearing the phrase, “world-class.”
That’s an apt description for the 2009 “Gran Reserva,” which was made from grapes grown in the finest vineyards of Chile’s Maule Valley, where yields are purposely limited in order to concentrate aromas and flavors in the grapes. Another layer of complexity is added by extended aging of the wine in a mix of French and American oak barrels.
“Rich,” “complex” and “intense” are just three of the words our tasting panel members jotted down to describe the 2009 Sol de Chile “Gran Reserva” Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah. Your tastebuds have been given fair warning.
About Red Blend
- Grape Composition:Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah
- Grape Source:Chile’s Maule Valley
- Aromas & Flavors:Roasted Meats, Barbecue, Tobacco, Black Cherry, Cedar, Flowers and Spices
- Aging Vessels:70% French and 30% American Oak Barrels for 18 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2017
- Food Pairing Suggestionred meat dishes, or mature cheeses.
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