A Bold, Adventurous Blend from Chile- Montes Twins 2011

I love trying new blends of wine so when a bottle of Montes Twins arrived in the mail last week I was excited to pour myself a glass.  Montes Twins is an equal blend of Cabernet and Malbec, a combination I had never tried before.  The blend is bold, rich, and full of personality.

About the Wine- From the Winery

Montes Twins 2011 is a blend of 50% Cabernet and 50% Malbec from the Colchagua Valley in Chile.  The wine has 14.5% alcohol and retails for $14.  For more information visit www.tgicimporters.com.

Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

Montes Twins pours an intense blackish-plum color in the glass.  The nose has big aromas of oak, cedar, and dark berries.  This wine is full of flavor…tastes of blackberries, liquorice, and vanilla invade your palate.  The finish is not timid either.  It is long and spicy with lingering notes of vanilla.  An adventurous blend from Montes perfect for summer grilling!

My Wine Rating- B

Food Pairing Suggestions- Pairing this wine with grilled steaks, bison burgers, or tempeh burgers with grilled onions and mushrooms.

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