Reviews Vol. 26 No. 09 Wine

Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2019


This wine is produced from the estate of Lapostolle, with vineyards situated in the Apalta Valley within the Colchagua Valley in Chile. The cuvée is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Carménère.  The wine is aged for 14 months in French oak.  The label states, “French in essence, Chilean by birth.”  And I think it’s a perfect wine to welcome autumn.

Nose: Floral, black fruit, currents, baking spice, and earthy.
Palate:  Cherry, dried plums, toasty notes, silky tannins, good acidity with dark chocolate, spice, and a hint of rose petals lingering on a long finish. 
Alcohol: 14.5%
SRP: $25
Pairing suggestions: Grilled meat, game, portobello burgers, hearty stews, and pasta.

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Penny is a wine, spirits, food, and travel writer. Her sensory examination and evaluation of wine and food are noteworthy. Penny has a popular website called The WineKnitter that takes you with her to discover wine/spirits, travel, food, and culture worldwide. She began her serious foray into the world of wine in the early 1980s, where she was part of three very successful family-owned restaurants in NYC and "cut her teeth,” so to speak, with wines such as Petrus, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Haut Brion, Cristal, etc. Penny has an extensive presence on many social media sites, and her education is ongoing with wine seminars, wine tastings, and culinary delights from around the world. She studied at the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, completed WSET Level 2 Certification with Distinction, and is continuing with Level 3, advanced certification in wine. Penny is a member of The Wine Media Guild.

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