July 16, 2008

Wednesday's Wine - Vino de Eyzaguirre Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004

I received this Cabernet Sauvignon from Chili as a gift last Christmas. I was going to save it for a dinner party. But then I got down to two bottles of wine and out of desperation I pulled the cork on it. And yum, I'm glad I did. Since I didn't buy it myself, I did a bit of research on the internet and found that it can be had for around $9.00. The wine bottle itself is in fact wrapped in a twine bag as you can see. My wine guy, Joe, said that it is common for wines in countries fond of soccer to come in a bag. However, he actually meant a bag like the ones in which kids' juices come, based on his description. They probably wouldn't allow this wine to be carried into a soccer match since the bag could be easily torn off, rendering the bottle dangerous if thrown and broken. Nevertheless, it should be safe in your home. I found the wine tasty and a bit earthy in texture. It has a typical cabernet fruit taste with some alcohol on the swallow. I had it with left over BBQ pork ribs and it was perfect to offset the sweet spicy sauce. Actually, I had so many left over ribs from the 4th that I didn't tried this wine with anything else. Good thing it goes well with ribs!

Here's what the winery said about their wine:

Dark, violet red. Aromatic profile features fresh and dried cherry plus dried plum, with intriguing notes of dark chocolate and mint. On the palate, the wine is rich, well balanced and approachable with a long, smooth finish. Recommended food parings: grilled or roasted meats, and full-flavored dishes with complex sauces.

Enjoy!

5 comments:

citizen of the world said...

I might buy that one ust for the wrapping!

The Gentleman said...

Geez I guess i have to get over my European Wine Supremacy Syndrome and give a real shot to those south American wines.. :P

TheWeyrd1 said...

Citizen...sometimes I keep empty bottles around for the novelty of the labels!

Gentleman...wines from around the world can be pretty tasty! In fact, there are some good ones made from grapes grown right here in Colorado...

Jdancer8 said...

I tried a red wine in minnapolis---i can't remember the name...I'm sticking to the whites i think---however i do look forward to the wednesday wine regardless (o:

TheWeyrd1 said...

J...you have a young palate and red wines (even wimpy ones) are an acquired taste. But never fear, you'll find one you can drink someday!