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Cono Sur – Cabernet Sauvignon “Bicycle” 2008

February 22, 2010

Tonight I am featuring this popular wine from Chile. 

Winery: Cono Sur

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: “Bicycle”

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Syrah, & 2% Carmenere

Region: Central Valley

State or country: Chile

Cases produced: 130,000

KWG Score: 85 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken’s Wine Rating: Good (86)

Review date: October 17, 2009

Wine Review: Cono Sur is best know for its very affordable white wine offerings, however this dark ruby colored Cab moves them into the red recommended category. It opens with a faint black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a gentle black cherry with a touch of black currant. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are moderately extended. This offering a Good glass pour option for a pub that serves juicy burgers. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Deep, impressive ruby-red color, which suggests concentrated grapes harvested at the right moment. Its nose is governed by pleasant notes of plum, raspberry and sweet spices, while in this wine’s mouth chocolate and subtle hints of vanilla can be appreciated. A very structured, balanced, long and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon.


Feature Wine – Antu Ninquen Sirah

February 17, 2010

The following specifics are the winemaker’s notes included in

Blend: 88% Syrah; 12% Cabernet Sauvignon

Color: Opulent, rich purple

Bouquet: Very spicy; notes of black and white pepper mingle with leather, clove and ripe black fruit supported by oak.

Taste: Full-bodied, harmonious and expressive. Mellow tannins and a structured mid-palate. Intense fruit leading to a long finish.

Serving suggestions: Red meats, poultry, rich stews, hearty pasta dishes and hard cheeses.

Feature Wine – Bicyclette Rouge

February 1, 2010
Red Bicyclette

Red Bicyclette

Tonight I am featuring a nice little French wine: Red Bicyclette.  This is a good and rightfully so popular red wine.  Nothing extravagant but reliable and plesant. Normally 7,000W per glass tonight I will be offering it at 5,000W per glass.  Drop in give it a try and comment on my blog.

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