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Wine Review – 2008 Concha y Toro Cabernet-Merlot Frontera

concha-y-toro-cabernet-merlot-frontera-2008From: Chile

Price: $7.99 (1.5L)


Finally, a recession busting red wine that is pretty darn tasty.  I paid $7.99 for a 1.5L bottle (magnum) of this Cab/Merlot blend, and was floored by its price-to-quality level.  At what works out to be $4 per 750ml, there is a lot to like here.  The only problem with this value Cab/Merlot is the short finish.  It leaves you wanting for more, but for the wrong reason.  You feel like you’re missing something at the end – the berry taste just dissipates.  In my opinion though, this is a great inexpensive “house wine”.  If this wine had just a little bit more punch to it, I would be buying it by the jugs.


Speaking of jugs, I would love to see the folks at Concha y Toro turn this Cab/Merlot blend into a box wine. Why you ask? Because, I believe that it would make for an incredible box wine. This is the kind of juice that you don’t mind sipping during the week and having it stay fresh on the kitchen counter for a month or so. 


I give it 3 Stars. At $4 bucks a bottle, this red wine tastes as good as or better than wines double it’s price.


Checkout the Concha y Toro site for food match and recipe ideas.



WineLife365 Rating: 3-Star

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