Drinking Tonight: Trader Joe’s Viñas Chilenas Cabernet

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

Photo0242Color: quite purple, shading out to purple-red on the edges.

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.




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