The vines for this wine are whippersnappers at 15 years of age and in addition to oak barrels the wine was aged in concrete giving it a leaner texture than oak only ageing.
Aroma: Full of both black and red fruits all very harmonious and indicative of a smooth and ready to drink Cabernet Sauvignon. Nothing harsh or immature on the nose.
Palate: Smooth and full bodied. Red fruit bulldozes through with light and persistent tannins. Red plum with Bing cherry jam with sour cherry peeking through at the finish.
Personality: I am ready to drink now and I’ll do well without food but even better with it. I am full bodied but not overbearing. Black cherry influences me almost as if there are cherry pie memories. The cherry gives a unique twist to this Cabernet Sauvignon. Please serve me cool!
Food match: That cherry pie filling note on the palate just might make the wine suitable for duck breast or some spicy Azorean crab.
Cellarbility: Improves to 2025 and coasts into 2028.
Price: 28.95. (Ontario)
In a nutshell: Comparisons are odious some say but in wine boo hoo to that. Why bother with Californian Cabernet Sauvignon at this price! My prediction about Chilean reds is that they are a serious threat to high cost Californians.
RKS 2023 Wine Rating: 94/100. Patricio Tapia 94.
(Dichosia 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cauquenes, D.O. Valle de Maule, Exportadora Vinos Chilenos, San Vicente de Tagua, Chile, 750 ml, 14.5%, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 272208).