cono sur cabChilean Cabernet has a distinctive vegetal/herbal aroma note that ranges from green pepper to eucalyptus and mint. This budget wine tends to the green pepper side of the spectrum although there is plenty of vanilla-encased black cherry and tobacco notes to give the nose some complexity. On the palate the wine is spicy with hints of chocolate. The medium body, crisp acidity and a mineral core leaves a vibrant, zestful impression. The finish is short with soft tannins. A polished, approachable wine with the acidity to enhance a meal. Recommended as an everyday beverage.

The mood is middle-of-the-road perky like Sia “Clap Your Hands”

Score: 86

Price: $9