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Jen’s Pick: Clos des Fous Cauquenina 2013


I try to approach wines without expectations, so when you find a wine that completely surprises you it’s such a delight. This captivating red blend from what is the oldest vineyard land in Chile, is a real head turner. The winemaking team at Clos des Fous (or four crazy guys) have strayed from what they’ve been told by industry experts and they have chosen to follow their intuitions. From the work in the vineyard to the winemaking, these guys are doing it their own way and they are producing the most terroir driven and interesting wines in Chile.

It’s a field blend of Carignan, Pias, Carmenere, Syrah, and Malbec from 80-100 year old vines. Notes of eucalyptus and cola are superbly integrated with the soft red fruits. Its approachable tannic structure and lively acidity make this an ideal food wine that has the versatility to pair with any and all of the dishes on the table this Thursday.

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