2014 The Seeker Cabernet Sauvignon

What it says on the back of the bottle:

Do you have a taste for risk, a curious nature, and a daring spirit?  Then join The Seeker on a global wine adventure!  Embark on your own sensory safari with wines made by family wineries focused on their regional specialties- from New Zealand to Germany, France to Argentina, Chile to Italy, and beyond.  The Seeker, It’s out there.

Discovered in the Colchagua and Maipo Valleys of Chile.

Ripe and juicy black berry flavors framed with touches of chocolate and toffee in a long, smooth finish

Enjoy with braised meats, grilled vegetables, and righteous thievery

Serve at cellar temperature or 15 mins. In the refrigerator

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The wine was a deep red in the glass, almost purple.  I didn’t notice any brown coloration, suggesting it was still a very young wine.

I noticed cherries on the nose and hints of earthy tobacco.

I felt this wine was very young and could open up nicely when decanted.  It was very fruity.  It had an initial finish of spices that transformed into a more vanilla flavor afterwards.

The wine was nicely smooth, but was still a dry wine.

Rating:  I liked it

Why: I enjoyed the change in the finish, from spices to vanilla.

Will you finish the bottle: Yes.

Best way to describe this wine to a non wine drinker: It’s breathing in that first breath of cold fall air while waiting for the school bus to arrive.
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Stats:

Year: 2014

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Location: Chile

Bought from: Jewel-Osco

Price: $10.79 (on sale)

Paired with: Tombstone 5 cheese pizza

Wife’s rating: I liked it – but it was a bit too spicy at first.

I’d love to try wines you do and don’t like.  I’ll drink anything once…  Please share your suggestions in the comments.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. probably someone's favorite mother in law says:

    hmmm……will have to try this…..I like red wines when they are especially smooth and I do prefer a dry wine…..

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