Vina Apaltagua, Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserva", Apalta Valley, Colchagua, Chile 2020
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
SMOKY LEATHER, BLACK CHERRY, GUNPOWDER, PEPPER
Cabernet Sauvignon is a distinctive specialty of the Colchagua Valley, and this bottle comes from the especially-prestigious Apalta area. The flavors are typical of this region, with savory hints of leather, gunpowder and classic pepperiness. These 70-year-old vineyards are special too, being among the only Cabernet vineyards in the world regularly planted on their own rootstock, as the phylloxera root louse is not found in Chile.
Serving Suggestions: Grilled flank steak marinated in red wine w/ red and yellow peppers, onions & garlic. Miso butter roasted chicken thighs. Soy-glazed tofu w/ asparagus & mushrooms.