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Tierra del Corazon Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Maipo Valley, Chile

From Here to Eternity (1953)
FRIDAY, APRIL 7 @ 03:45 AM (ET)

For a film setting to match Chile's perfect wine-growing climate, look no further than the island of Oahu, the filming location for Columbia's star-studded adaptation of From Here to Eternity. This Cabernet's complex layers of black fruit and dark chocolate provide a riveting complement to the film's drama and romantic entanglements, all the way to its dynamic finish.

THE WINE

'Corazón' is Spanish for 'heart'; the Maipo Valley is Chile's red wine heartland; and little hearts hang from the tree on the label of this Gran Reserva Cabernet. How fitting, then, that our customers absolutely LOVE Tierra del Corazon. This latest iteration is brimming with ripe black and red berries, plus spicy oak and mellow tobacco leaf. If time allows, decant it, then sip with a special dinner (or a quick Thursday-night burger).

THE COUNTRY

From its perfect geography to its perfect climate, everything about Chile’s vineyards is, well, perfect. And irritatingly so, if you make wine in Bordeaux or Napa. Part of the 'Central Valley' (along with the Maule, Rapel and Curico regions), the Maipo Valley is wine paradise. The Andes and fast-flowing Maipo River provide fresh, irrigating snowmelt. The Pacific provides cooling breezes. There’s plenty of sun above and fast-draining soil below. And the remote location keeps Maipo (and Chile) free from vineyard pests, so wineries here are organic by default.

THE GRAPE

Oak-loving Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of the reds, loved for its deep-colored, black currant-rich wines. Most famously, it's the variety that powers Bordeaux's legendary first growths, like Château Lafite and Château Margaux. However, you’ll also find plenty of (more affordable) world-class examples around the world, most notably in California, Australia and Chile.

WITH FOOD

Do you typically pair your burgers with beer? Here's a good chance to expand your horizons. The rich, dark fruit and firm tannins in this Cab are an excellent match for juicy ground beef. Tierra del Corazon is made in a richer, riper style, which lends itself well to a variety of toppings. Go for caramelized onions and crumbled blue cheese, or tangy cheddar and bacon.

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