Thursday, August 18, 2016

Casillero del Diablo Reserva Wines

Casillero del Diablo is one of our favorite daily wines - stored in hell, made in heaven. We're big fans of their wines, always tasty and not too expensive ($12 SRP for the Reserve Collection, though we usually get it for even less than that). Their varietals are sure to go with the food we pair it with, without fail. The wines got their name when Don Melchor de Concha y Toro wanted to scare off those who might try to steal his wines - he started a rumor that a devil protected his cellar and a legend was born.

Casillero del Diablo Reserva Wines

Tasting Notes:
Chardonnay 2015: fermented in stainless steel tanks; aged in French oak barrels; musky floral, pear and subtle citrus aromas; green melon, subtle banana, and tart citrus flavors; creamy mouthfeel with nice acidic backbone; twist-off closure.
Malbec 2014: grown in riverbench soils; aged in oak barrels; black cherry nose, with black cherry, vanilla, and black pepper on the palate; cork closure.
Carmenere 2014: grown in riverbench and benchland associated soils; aged in oak barrels; dark cherry, smoke, and tart red berry aromas; dark fruit, cocoa, and tart red berry flavors; medium mouthfeel into an acidic finish; cork closure.
Wines provided for editorial purposes - all opinions are my own.

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