January 21, 2012 | MIscellaneous Wine Fun! | Katie Tullsen
A Wonderful wine from Chile
Last night, I tasted a wonderful wine from the Aconcagua Valley in Chile. Chile is a new wine region for me, so I took a few moments to gain some insight into Chile and the Aconcagua Valley. The valley itself lies in the shadow of Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas. The valley is best known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and its Syrahs. This wine is a true high-altitude wine, grown at almost 23,000 ft.
The 2009 In Situ Cabernet Sauvignon is dark and brooding. The Cabernet grapes' struggle to grow in the shallow hillside soil and harsh high altitude results in a deep color and intense flavor. There is a complex aroma of cherries and black pepper, a deep flavor with notes of oak and well-integrated tannins for an elegant finish.
I really enjoyed this wine, and would highly recommend it!