For my second wine review, I tried Reserva Casillero del Dialblo Pinot Noir. To clarify my blog post title Casillero del Diablo translates to the devil's locker. I had never tried this wine before so props to my boyfriend for picking it up for our romantic picnic. We went up HWY 14 following the Poudre River and hiked to the hill tops that over looked Mummy Range. It was so romantic. Sorry for the mushiness.
Anyways, back to the wine. My first thought to tasting the wine was that it was sweet. It was a fruit packed wine with notes of chocolate and coffee. Essentially desert in a bottle. Mmmm. Easy to drink. This wine in made in Chile and is from the Concha and Toro Vineyard. More than 100 years ago, mysteriously wines kept disappearing from the cell that were under lock and key. The owner decided to make up a rumor to put an end to the thefts. He spread the rumor that the devil lived in his cellar. The rumor spread like wild fire and before long everyone trembled with fear.
Not only did I enjoy this wine and would recommend it but I really enjoy the backstory that came with it. On the bottle, there is an icon of the devil and it made me curious. I knew diablo translated to devil but didn't understand why they would openly use a taboo to sell their wine. Make sense now that I know the backstory.
Until next time, drink wine and be merry!