Remember my Rut? This was the second bottle of wine I grabbed at that Astor Wines outing.
To go with the spicy pork chops and stuffed peppers, I wandered to the Chilean aisle. I have a deep love of Chilean wines - they're always so bold and spicy, to me. A girlfriend of mine just took a wine tasting trip to South America with her husband and was completely blown away. This carmenère/merlot/cabernet sauvignon blend definitely met my spicy expectations.
On the nose, I got a lot of leather, black pepper, cinnamon, and currants. Once sipped, it had a big juicy cherry pop with notes of crisp green pepper. The sign at Astor Wines noted tobacco and Indian spice flavors - I think my descriptors are right in line with those! I got this for $14.96 and 100% would purchase again!