Great Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon: Chile
Gaining greater prestige in the past decade
Issue: May 15, 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon was first planted in Chile in the 19th century and is now the country's predominant grape. In fact, Chile grows more Cabernet than Bordeaux or Napa Valley. Though it first gained a following as a value-oriented red with good varietal character, the past decade has seen the emergence of a handful of world-class Chilean Cabernets.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 12, 2007.