2010 Von Siebenthal "Parcela #7" Gran Reserva Aconcagua Valley (Elsewhere $25)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Parcela 7 Gran Reserva is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Franc aged in French and American oak for 18 months (second fill). It has a subtle red currant and blackberry-scented bouquet with touches of sous-bois and bell pepper that are very attractive. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and pure red berry fruit mixed with black pepper, sage and cured meats. It is very well-balanced and fresh, the finish supple and in tune with the oak. This is very fine and, again, should age nicely over several years. Drink now-2018.
Located in the Aconcagua Valley of Chile, Von Siebenthal wines caused quite the stir when we first brought them in. Parcela #7 quickly endeared itself to staff and customers alike with a degree of balance, elegance and completeness seldom seen for the price. Well, we are thrilled to have the winery's Parcela #7 bottling back in stock. The blend consists roughly of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot and 15% Cabernet Franc. For anyone curious about up-and-coming producers in Chile, Von Siebenthal is definitely one to watch.