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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Casillero del Diablo Reserva Winemaker's Red Blend 2011 - A Grilling Great

Casillero del Diablo Reserva Winemaker's Red Blend 2011 - A Grilling Great
A great match for grilling season.

60% Syrah, 25% Carménère and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon from Rapel Valley, Chile.

SRP of $12 and available for as low as $8. Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:
"This red blend's velvety smooth texture carries focused flavors of ripe black fruit, plum, and black cherry upfront, followed by dark chocolate notes in the midpalate. A charming finish is balanced by mild tannins and marked with hints of toast and spice.

Enjoy this wine with barbecue sauce, rosemary lamb chops, and spicy ribs.

13.5% Alcohol"
It's been a couple years since we've sampled a wine in the Casillero del Diablo line from Concha y Toro, but some things never change -- and that's a good thing. Just like the Carmenere we reviewed over two years ago, today's wine is a great match for anything off the grill.

The 2011 Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Reserva Winemaker's Red Blend begins with abundant aromas of black fruit with a touch of green, a little anise and some light oaky notes. The wine tastes very smooth with soft tannins and flavors that mimic the nose with a bit more oak apparent, but there's still tons of rich fruit. It's quite a satisfying blend. On the medium-long finish the fruit gives way to a little oaky spice.

Buy this wine online from our featured sponsor Marketview Liquor or see a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 7              Cost Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 7.5


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