A sister bottling to the Merlot I tried a few weeks ago; I’m drinking this with some veggie pizza tonight.
Trader Joe’s Viñas Chilenas Cabernet Sauvignon (2012) Central Valley, Chile – $4.70
Aroma: plum and cassis, but a significant mineral note underneath. A little eucalyptus too?
Taste: a decent mouthfull up front, but not much finesse – and the finish is a little raw as well. I think this needs more time in the bottle. With some air and some food, not much improvement. I think the Merlot is definitely a better deal with this line.