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In Situ

In Situ
2015 Spaghetti Red Blend, Aconcagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

In Situ
2015 Spaghetti Red Blend, Aconcagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty garnet black color. Herbal aromas of lavender, rosemary, menthol, and sour cherry with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length cherry mostarda, toast points, savory basil, and chocolate orange and vanilla creme Anglaise finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An elegant and mature red for great meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: lavender, rosemary, menthol, and sour cherry
Taste Flavor: cherry mostarda, toast points, savory basil, and chocolate orange and vanilla creme Anglaise
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Dry Aged Sirloin Au Poivre, Pepper Steak, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant and mature red for great meals.

The Importer

Joseph Victori Wines & Co., Inc.

The Importer
17 Prospect Street
Huntington, NY 11743
USA
1 631-423-8500

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Other Chilean Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Chile is home to many notable red wines beside Carmenère. Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are planted in large numbers in many of the country's regions. Maipo Valley is the leading region for these wines, especially in terms of quality, which is often world-class. These grapes are also grown in Chile's warm Central Valley, which produces inexpensive wines of very good character.

Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Pinot Noir are also excellent Chilean reds. Syrah has adapted well to both cool (San Antonio and Casablanca Valleys) and warm regions (Colchagua Valley) in the country, while Pinot Noirs from Leyda and San Antonio Valleys near the Pacific Ocean display great complexity.