“245” Wine Tasting – The Reds From Chakana Estate

Join us this Friday, October 19 anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. to try two red wines that will rock your world!  Chakana Estate is a fairly new Mendoza, Argentina based operation, and the wines are receiving much critical praise.  Famed wine critic Robert Parker said the following:

“An incredible discovery for me, this winery was founded a decade ago and named after the Southern Cross (“Chakana” is the local Indian dialect for that constellation). It is located approximately 20 miles south of Mendoza in Agrelo. Both of these wines are highly recommended, and both are fabulous bargains.”

This Friday is your chance to try both of the wines for just $5…….free if you’re a Grape Nut!  We’ll start with the 2010 Estate Selection Malbec, all from the Agrelo vineyard, aged for 18 months in French oak.  It is dark in color and offers up an intense nose of dark berries, violet, mocha and oak spice.  The palate is supple and concentrated, with ripe blueberry, black cherry and plum fruit followed by notes of vanilla, spice box and cocoa.  It will drink well over the next 5 to 6 years.   This one received a 93 point score from Mr. Parker and it retails for about $25!

We’ll then try you on their 2011 Estate Red Blend, which is composed of 60% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah aged for 10 months in 100% new French oak.  Nearly opaque/purple in color, it displays oodles of ripe blackberry and sweet red cherry along with over the top notes of plum sauce, white chocolate and oak spice.  It should hold up nicely for 7 to 8 years, but why wait?!  It comes in under $30/bottle and received a 94 point score!  What?!

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