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Wine of the Week: Casillero del Diablo Red Blend 2017

March 3, 2019

One of the advantages to blending wine is that the winemaker looking for particular flavor profile can evaluate and assess each vintage and pick and choose the grapes.

That allows the winemaker to change the blend of each vintage if they choose. Surprisingly this vintage from Chile does not include any of that country’s signature grape carmenere. It is 70 percent syrah and 30 percent cabernet sauvignon.

The nose and the flavors ooze with tones of dark fruit and it borders on semi-sweet with nearly 12 grams/per liter of residual sugar.

Sherry: “A pleasant, medium-bodied blend of cherry, rose and geranium.” (3.5 stars out of 5)

Chris: “A bouquet of blackberry and cocoa with flavors of cherry and blackberry and very smooth tannins.” (3.5 stars out of 5)

Available from $11 to $14.

Coming next week: Gazela Vinho Verde