2007 Viña Von Siebenthal Parcela #7 (Previously $16)
Here is the much anticipated follow up to one of the real surprises to come from Chile in the past few years. Our notes for last vintage also apply to the 2007, which perhaps is a bit riper but none the worse for the wear. It's still one of our very best meritage blends under $20. Chile’s Aconcagua valley is famous for Cabernet and Carmenere, but this value wine is truly something else. Aromas are very pure, with some dark cherry, smoke, and a degree of nuance that is really quite rare in a wine of this price. The flavors are so subtle and perfectly balanced, with a mouthfeel unlike any other Chilean red I have tasted. This is soft, understated, downright elegant wine here, a wine of terrific balance and incredible texture. 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Petite Verdot and 15% Cabernet Franc. According to Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: "If I were awarding an Oscar for finest performance by a winery, Von Siebenthal would be my winner. All of their wines are amazing values with the under $20 wines being nothing short of mind-boggling."