HE and SHE both say: Our hearts go out to the Chilean people at this terribly tragic time. As each natural disaster strikes our neighboring continents, we feel more and more like one people on one planet and it becomes clear that resources wasted on war become resources that are not available for natural disasters. We are encouraging all of our readers (both of you) to honor and support Chile in this time by buying and drinking cases of Chilean wine. If you need help drinking it all, just call. We’ll help.
And now, on to our listed wine:
Cono Sur, 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Chile from the VISION label
Like many Argentine wineries, Cono Sur has several brands under the name of Cono Sur. First — can we say we love the play on words? Literal translation in Southern Cone, as South America is shaped like a cone and most definitely in the south, but the play on Connoiseur is so delightful, yes?
The VISION label was designed to take advantage of the numerous micro-climates in Chile. We haven’t been there yet, so we’re going to just trust them on this. Winemaker Adolfo Hurtado chooses each plot personally and Read more about the VISION label here.
On this bottle of Vision, Cono Sur, Cabernet Suavignon there is a beautiful drawing of a lock. Apparently the grapes of the Maipu Valley were so precious that the vintners used heavy iron padlocks to secure the cellar rooms. SHE SAYS: If HE ever does that to me, I have one word for him… lawsuit.
HE SAYS: This is a very easy drinking wine with traditional cabernet characteristics. At $10.00 from our favorite wine store, this is a terrific value! It’s not a wine you want to lay down for a while, you’ll want to drink it now. Supple plum and berry flavors. Score: 15
SHE SAYS: Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…. just from smelling you, I can tell you’ll be a lot of fun.
Serve with: Serve with a nice steak, or as we did tonight, seared AHI TUNA. Ahi Tuna? Really? Really.