The October Wine Knots get together was hosted by Randy and Debbie Johnston and featured Chilean Wines. The hosts shared background information about Chile and how the climate in the central region matches close to California and Bordeaux. The most prominent wine produced is Cabernet Sauvignon followed by Merlot and Cammenere, “the last grape of Bordeaux.” Chile also has built a reputation for white grape varieties of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
The night included two samples for tasting, the first was a Chateau Los Boldos Sauvignon Blanc. This white wine had a taste of grapefruit, pear and exotic fruits and was well liked by all. The second wine was a Porta Cabernet Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, which had a rich ruby color, loads of black cherry, bing cherry, crabapple, spice and a charred smoke. For red wine drinkers this is a very good wine, and the group thought it would be great with a steak dinner.
The highlight of the evening was the great variety of food including Chilean shrimp, Chilean salsa, meatballs, black bean, pork and rice combo, deviled eggs, Andouille sausage and a special Que Que cake with strawberries.