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. (NM)
Roasted, herbal aromas of stewed tomato, stalky plum and olive are typically Chilean. A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Petit Verdot, 16% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc, this is drawing on the palate but not overly severe in feel. Flavors of leafy red fruits, wild herbs and olive finish with an oaky covering. Drink through 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.