Casillero del Diablo 2013 Carmenere Reserva

Black currants, plums, rose, grapefruit, cherry. Sounds like a fruit salad but these are also descriptors commonly associated with particular grape varieties. Currants with Cabernet Sauvignon, plums with Merlot, roses with the difficult to pronounce Gewurztraminer, grapefruit with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, and cherries with Sangiovese (Chianti) or cold climate Pinot Noir. I’ve learned to associate…

Bodegas Santa Ana Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 La Mascota

Argentina is most famous for its production of Malbec wines. They do a great job of producing fruity and approachable Malbec that most people find very drinkable. I’ve had my share and have a few favorites I shall write about, but this wine is not one of them. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza….