Dancing Flame, Ojos del Salado Red Blend 2014, Central Valley, Chile
Tasting Note: A straightforward cabernet-backed red blend from Chile that is a steal for the consumer-favorable, price-to-value ratio.
Ruby in color, this wine has a nose of black fruit including blackberry, black plum, blueberry and mild vanilla baking spice.
On the palate the medium-bodied wine is black-fruit forward with sour red cherry on the finish.
South American red blends (Chile & Argentina) are the future.
Bottle Note: Origin: Central Valley, Chile. Taste: Dry. Style: Full-bodied. Notes: Bursting with blackberry and cherry flavors with a hint of spice and mocha on the finish. Food: Pairs well with grilled meat and vegetables, pasta with red sauce, hard cheeses, or simply on its own. Temp: Best when served at room temperature. Cabernet 70%, Carmenere 15%, Syrah 15%.
Importer: Prestige Wine & Spirits, Princeton, Minnesota
Tasted: My parents’ house, Atlanta, Georgia
Tasting Date: June 18, 2016