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2015 Apalta Vineyard Colchagua Valley Cabernet Blend

Red Blend •Apalta Vineyard

Chile: Colchagua Valley

Offer Expired:Jan 04, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Close to Clos

Cult Vineyard + Double 90 Points + Sub-$20 price = Wine Intrigue Awards!

Going through all that wine to pick only those worthy of our Operatives, eyes popped out and ears perked up when an “Apalta” came up for under $20. It is after all the definitive Chilean address for the best of the very best such as Chile’s #1 wine Clos Apalta. This similarly proportioned brethren of the said cult wine just a stone’s throw away, while certainly is not in the same $100+ per bottle league, in complexity and deliciousness it’s not too far either.

Deep crimson, with an alluring ruby lip with the slightest garnet coming through. An inviting bouquet of black currant, blueberry pencil lead, scorched earth, and spice is the first impression. Tannins, oak, and acidity are nicely integrated as the palate unfolds with succulent blue and black fruits. Medium-bodied with ample structure and striking balance on the embracing close, this well-crafted wine is the ideal accompaniment for a festive prime rib roast dinner with butternut squash, creamed spinach, and a horseradish sauce.

With double the 90-point scores to endorse its desirability, a super affordable Cabernet blend such as this is hard to come by. Chile is the pristine land of stunning values, and with 40% savings on top, there wasn’t much to think about when we secured you all we could of this. Destined to sell out, get in on this one quickly as you can.

90 Points – Wine Enthusiast - “Foresty berry aromas and a hint of olive stick out on the nose of this rugged Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Petit Verdot blend. Spicy blackberry, mint and herbal flavors play out on the crisp finish, with herb and lemon notes.”

90 Points – James Suckling - “Beautiful blackberry and blackcurrant aromas. A red with hints of dark chocolate and some hazelnut. Round tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows focus and finesse. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Petit Verdot. Drink now.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep crimson, with an alluring ruby lip with the slightest garnet coming through.

Smell:

Inviting bouquet of black currant, blueberry pencil lead, scorched earth, and spice.

Taste:

Tannins, oak, and acidity are nicely integrated with succulent blue and black fruits.

Finish:

Medium-bodied with ample structure and striking balance on the embracing close.

Pairing:

Prime rib roast with butternut squash, creamed spinach, and a horseradish sauce.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Felipe Toso
Vintage
2015
Varietal
65% Cabernet, 20% Carmenere, 15% Petit Verdot
Appellation
Colchagua Valley, Chile
Vineyard
Apalta Vineyard
Soils
Mountain igneous and calcareous
Alcohol
13.8%
Total acidity
5.3 g/L
Residual sugar
2.1 g/L
Aging
18 months
Barrels
30% new French and American oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jan 04, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
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