90 Plus Cellars 127 Cabernet
Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere were both members of the original six red Bordeaux varieties, but unlike Cabernet, Carmenere never really returned home after the phylloxera plague in Europe. This red blend is the perfect reunion of these old friends from the Medoc, showing off their colors in a truly Chilean way. This wine is made predominantly (75%) from Cabernet Sauvignon that is hand-picked from alluvial soils in the Maipo Valley. The Carmenere (25%) is selected from clay-soiled vineyards in the Colchagua Valley, just to the south. The wine is aged in a blend of French and American oak barrels for 9 months before being released.
Aromas of black cherries and raspberries, along with more subtle flavors of fresh herbs and spices. Luxurious dark fruit is laced together with swanky tannins that lead to a long, spicy finish. If there is one perfect fit for braised short ribs or a tangy curry, this wine is it.