San Pedro, Gato Negro, Pinot Noir, Valle Central, Chile, 2016 has a light ruby red color in the glass. Ruby red cherry, wild strawberry, and graphite greet the nose. Flavors of tart cherry, tangerine and hit the tongue first, secondary notes of minerals accompany strawberry and raspberry through the mid palate. The finish is medium with crisp acidity, getting your mouth ready for the next sip. Enjoy with some grilled salmon garnished with candy corn.
San Pedro, Gato Negro, Merlot, Valle Central, Chile, 2016 is deep garnet color with purple highlights around the corona. The nose has highlights of dark cacao with some savory roasted red pepper and green bell pepper notes. The palate opens with bright red fruit, especially summer raspberry. The opening flavor melds into blackberry and even some tropical pineapple comes into play. The tropical fruit notes lend some acidity at the short finish. Serve this merlot with pork loin crusted with dark chocolate and espresso beans ground fine together with peanut butter M&Ms on the side.
San Pedro, Gato Negro, Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle Central, Chile, 2017, is dark garnet red in the glass. Aromas of strawberry, raspberry and blueberry fill the nose. Secondary aromas of violets and graphite sneak in as you swirl the wine. Tart berries tease the tongue and open up the palate to greet the next sip. The mouth is rewarded with smooth undertones of citrus and minerals that lead to a long satisfying finish. Medium tannins make the mouth pucker with happiness. Pair a rib eye dusted with a spice mixture of garlic and onion powders blended with smoked paprika and dried chilis server with chocolate covered cherries.
After a filling sweet and savory Halloween feast it is time to greet the monsters coming to visit you at the witching hour. Gato Negro is serious wine that doesn’t have to be taken too seriously. Huh? With Halloween fast approaching a wine with flavor and ready to drink right away are the perfect wines for such a haunting holiday. The Black Cat or Gato Negro is an omen of bad luck coming. Goblins and ghouls on the prowl, trick or treating and trying to score candy at your doorstep, what better way to defend yourself then to be armed with a wine that will protect you from their wrath, just placate them with some candy. Take another sip and be armed with more sweets to protect your haunted house.
If hosting a costume party filled with sexy nurses and scary Frankenstein’s Gato Negro provides the right flavors for party time. Bowls of chips, nuts, Hershey Kisses and all other festive platters will feel at home with Gato Negro’s easy drinking flavorful wines.
So whether manning the door or hosting a fiesta, Gato Negro has you covered. Just don’t let the ghosts steal you wine. BOO!