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One More Bottle of Wine: Viña Cremaschi 2003 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Dec 3, 2007 6:30PM

2007_12_Cremachi.jpgSaturday night was a good night to stay in, preferably close to the fireplace (that is, if you're lucky enough to have one). So we popped some W.C. Fields in the dvd player, made some gnocchi with spicy pasta sauce (more on that tomorrow) and opened up a bottle of wine.

The bottle we picked was something that held up to both the weight of the gnocchi, the spice of the sauce, and the warmth of the living room fireplace. The Chilean vineyard Viña Cremaschi has been producing some wonderful varietals for many years. We tasted their 2003 reserve Cabernet Sauvignon last winter at Lush Wine & Spirits and were impressed with its dark berry fruit, tobacco and untertones of spice on the palate, complemented by soft tannins. Leaving this on the rack for another year allowed this wine to further mature into an elegant Cabernet.

This bottle of Cabernet is a bit pricey for some - around $18 - but if you're like us and lets it sit on your rack or store it for a while, then try to hunt this wine down.