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Sunday, 19 February 2017 19:48

Wine Pick of the Week

Smoking Loon Cab Picmonkey

2013* Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Smoking Loon

Valle Central, Chile

Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail: $10

Thursday, 24 November 2016 14:47

November 25, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

Undurraga T.H. Cab S Picmonkey

2014 T.H. Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Undurraga

Alto Maipo (Chile)

Alcohol: 14%

Suggested Retail: $24

Sunday, 18 August 2013 00:57

August 16, 2013 Wine Pick of the Week

 

 

Vino de Eyzaguirre Cab S from Chile Picmonkey

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Vino de Eyzaguirre

Appellation: Colhagua Valley (Chile)

Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail: $9

 

“We encountered this wine in a Basque restaurant. Though from Chile, not the Basque Country of France and Spain, the name looked appropriate and the restaurant price seemed moderate. The flavors included dark cherries, plums and some bittersweet chocolate. We found it to be a solid wine—no flaws, some good fruit and at an alcohol level that encouraged serving with food. Interesting sack packaging didn't enhance the flavor of wine inside the bottle, but didn't hurt it either.”

Food Affinity: “Could work pretty much as any Cabernet Sauvignon. We enjoyed it with prime rib and thick loin lamb chops.”