The perfect evening wind down wine from Aldi, the tasty but uncomplicated Dancing Flame Ojos del Salado Red Blend.
This wine is available exclusively at Aldi and sells for just $5.99. It is imported by Prestige Wine & Spirits Group.
Origin: Valle Central, Chile
Notes: Bursting with blackberry and cherry flavors with a hint of spice and mocha on the finish.
Food: Pairs well with grilled meats and vegetables, pasta with red sauce, hard cheeses, or simply on its own.
Temp: Best when served at room temperature
Another nice find on the Dancing Flame label at Aldi today!
The 2018 Dancing Flame Ojos del Salado Red Blend begins with an attractive aroma of ripe blackberry and spice with touches of vanilla. Taking a sip reveals a simple and tasty wine that is juicy and smooth. The primary flavors are dark fruit and spice but it does show just a touch of green pepper (pyrazine) when tasting. This is just a nice middle of the week evening wind down wine – it doesn’t take much thought just sit back and enjoy. It ends dry with good length and lingering cola, dark fruit, spice and a bit of a herbal note.
In our experience Cabernet from Chile can be a bit of mixed bag, especially at this low of a price point. It’s often loaded with pyrazine notes from the less ripe fruit common in cooler climates. When; however, it has just a touch of green pepper like today’s wine, it can be quite enjoyable.