Very berry with a leather backbone

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Brand NameVina El Principal
Wine NameCalicanto
Vintage (Year)2011
AVAMaipu Valley
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Petit Verdot, Syrah/Shiraz
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %15%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating10 (on a scale of 1-10)

Because this wine had Petit Verdot in it, I had to pick it up.  The immediate tastes that I get from it is dark cherries but this turns into a taste of a leather aspect that rules from ten seconds in until the wine finishes out.

This wine is 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Carmenere, 10% Cabernet Franc, 9% Syrah and 2% Petit Verdot.  I had this with some Sirloin, as I unfortunately let 3.25 pounds of Porterhouse steak go bad, but this still went superbly.


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