Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015. Suspicion

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015. Suspicion

Item #: V0916R1IC
Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard/Appellation: Maipo Valley, Chile
Color: Deep red
Nose: Berry, vanilla
Palate: Bold, black fruit
Finish: Imposing
Rating: 95
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2020/Red meat, game/Alcohol: 13.5%

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Suspicion is made by Bodegas Las Pircas in Chile's famous Maipo Valley. The winery is only 20 years old, but its owner, Elvio Olave, has over 50 years of winemaking history to draw from. Coming from a winemaking family, Elvio learned the entire process from the ground up.

Along the way, he learned to respect each step of the process and treats each one with great importance. It's this type of attention to detail which accounts for the stellar wines he creates.

Las Pircas is also at the forefront in the growing trend of environmental awareness, practicing environmentally friendly concepts at every step of production.

Looking at the map, Chile's wine area is very close to the equator which makes it too hot for growing grapes near sea level.A solution to this problem, winemakers grow their vines 2,000 feet or higher, like the Maipo Valley. Aside from the temperature, the sun is also brighter - allowing the grapes to mature through photosynthesisinstead of heat. This is a very important distinction for the creation of great wines.

The sun, temperature, lack of rain, soil, and abundance of water all work in harmony to make this area one of the most perfect in which to grow grapes, especially for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Chile has made its reputation on this grape as their flagship varietal.

Suspicion is a plethora of wild cherry, currant, and licorice with swaths of vanilla and chocolate that refuse to be swallowed.

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