A bunch of wines were sampled by many last weekend for an international wine night complete with appetizers and costumes from four different regions. Here’s an overview of the first: South America.
The Gascon Colosal Red Blend is from Argentina and comprised of 61% Malbec, 16% Bonarda, 13% Syrah and 10% Cabernet. This wine is full bodied and deep purple in the glass. Flavors of oak, blackberry, leather and cherry kept it balanced. It was smooth and mellow like a lowriding Impala. Awww, yeah.
Drink this up with some fried plantains or beef brisket.
Rating: 3 out of 5
The second one is from the Rapel region of Chile. The vineyard is located at the basin of the Cachapoal River. The wine is 90% Carmenere and 10% Cabernet. The grapes from this area are harvested in May and aged for 13-14 months in American and French Oak barrels. The color was an intense purple in the glass. I tasted flavors of cigar box, chocolate and plum.
A solid wine choice to pair with steak, carnitas or anything spicy.
Rating: 3.3 out of 5
A big thanks to Chola and Cholo for introducing us to these la hermosa wines from your chosen region. 😉 Gracias!