Los Vascos, Cromas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2018
(at Los Angeles-Home, 28 Nov 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2028
In the late 1980s, Domaines Barons de Rothschild took over the Los Vascos estate in the Colchagua Valley of Chile. This Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva seriously over-delivers for its $22 SRP. Dark fruit notes of black currant and blackberries make way for secondary and tertiary notes, including spice rack, cigar box, and vanilla. Marked earthiness, cracked black pepper notes, and well-integrated (though prevalent) tannins add to the layers of complexity. Serve this wine with a simply grilled steak.