Wine review: Santa Ema 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Santa Ema
Cabernet Sauvignon
Maipo Valley, Chile
Buy at
Trader Joes
This wine is good for...
a house party
a dinner party
weekend fun
relaxing at home
a holiday

Jon says... Buy

So big and smooth and solid. What a great deal. I found Santa Ema on a Continental Airlines. They serve the stuff in little single serving bottles for $5 a pop. Head to Trader Joe’s and you get a whole 750ml bottle for $5. And it’s tasty.

Pair it with everything from a steak to a hamburger to pizza. It’s versatile, smooth and fruity enough for everything.

Ted says... Buy

The Maipo Valley is located in central Chile, just south of Santiago in a region bound by the Andes Mountains to the east, the Coastal Range to the West, and the Maipo River to the north. This is one of the most celebrated regions in Chile and is home to some of the oldest vineyards in South America.

This wine exhibits a nice spice and fruit on the nose. It follows with a medium body carrying even more fruit, balanced out by firm tannins. Overall, this wine is very well balanced, will go great with food, and is an exceptional buy at $5.

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