This is the second of two wines sent to me from The Thomas Collective, the folks behind The Wines of Chile marketing campaign. Normally, they send very good wine.
2010 Willam Cole Columbine Special Reserve
Appellation: Colchagua Valley (Chile)
Notes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.9% ABV. Violet color, not as deep as a normal Cab. Nose is black fruit and coffee, but not really harmonious. I pick up cherry, some coffee, and some chocolate. It is a bit disjointed and off balance, with some acidity on the finish that’s not bringing much to the party. Normally I’m a big fan of Chilean wines because of the ratio of value to quality, but this one doesn’t measure up. OK.
Price: Unknown, I got it free.