Sunday, February 28, 2010
Day 59 Drink: Veo Grande 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Chile has been dealing with a major natural disaster and its people are in our thoughts and prayers. This South American country, which gained its independence from Spain in 1818, was hit by an earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter Scale. The people in this country have endured challenges in the past and they will overcome this tragedy.
Chile's wine history goes back to the 16th Century when Conquistadors brought vines to the colony. Today it is known for producing some amazing wine values. The country is now one of the top five wine exporting nations in the world.
Veo Grande 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a fine example of the superb values to be had from Chilean vineyards. It is a wonderful garnet color with some lively fruit in the aroma. The wine drinks slightly older than the label. Not huge depth, but a quick flash of cedar and some nice tannins in the finish. Good level of tart cherries carries this wine along very nicely.