Color: Deep red
Nose: Black fruit and tobacco
Taste: Thin bodied. Very little astringency leading to a nice smooth finish. Hint of mocha. Balanced.
Summary: Monkey Puzzle is also known as the Araucaria Araucana. It happens to be Chile’s national tree. I learned something new today.
I also re-learned that its great to take a chance on unknown Chilean wines priced under $10. Like this bottle which I had never heard of. Its bottled by Vicar S.A and imported by G&G Co. out of Calabasas, California. The grapes are harvested from the Maule Valley in Chile. Wine is rated at 13% alcohol level.