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Casillero Del Diablo Reserve Cabernet

2011 Bright, dark plum in color. Appealing ripe cherries, black currant and dark plums with a touch of vanilla and toasted oak. Medium bodied with smooth and friendly tannins. Hints of plums and cherries and a generous touch of toasted American oak. Goes with red meats, spicy dishes and ripe cheeses such as Gruyere.
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$18.00 / Bottle   $216.00 / Case
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One of the biggest advantages New World wine producers have over most Old World producers is the freedom to create any kind of wine they want. Free of the often restrictive tradition-bound rules, New World winemakers can mix and match, creating blends that you would not usually see in France or Italy.

Concha y Toro was founded in 1883 by Don Melchor de Concha y Toro. He brought to Chile the best grape varieties of the Bordeaux region: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Merlot, and Carménère.

Today, Concha y Toro wines are all made from the estate’s own 11,200 acres of vineyards spread throughout Chile's major wine regions—Maipo, Maule, Rapel, Colchagua, Curico, and Casablanca. Each vineyard has its unique micro-climate which is carefully suited to the different grape varietals to extract the best of each terroir.

In the 19th century, the founder of Concha y Toro, Don Melchor, discovered that his vineyard workers were sampling his greatest wines. To discourage them, he spread the rumor that his deepest, darkest cellar was the Casillero del Diablo (Cellar of the Devil). The rumor worked, and a legend was born. Today, Casillero del Diablo continues to be the most sought and most-loved reserve wine from Chile.

The vines making this wine grow in riverbench and benchland associated solis. The wine is aged 70% in American oak barrels for 8 months.