J. Bouchon CantoNorte 2012

Bordeaux Red Blends from Chile, South America

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Item No. 129992
  • red wine
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Fresh red fruits like ripe cherries and raspberries are immediately apparent in this wine. It is clearly a juicy wine but it also has the structure and complexity provided by the Cabernet.

Pair with mild cheeses, risotto, and roasted chicken.

Blend: 75% Merlot, 15% Carmenere, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Critical Acclaim

"Vivid ruby-red. Spicy cherry and red berry aromas are complicated by pungent herbs and floral oils. Taut and focused on the palate, offering vibrant redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors that turn spicier with air. Finishes with refreshing bite, supple tannins and strong fruit-driven persistence."
90 Points

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(6/19/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
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Learn About J. Bouchon

J. Bouchon's history goes back to 1892 when Emile Bouchon, a native of Bordeaux arrived in Chile and settled down in the Maule Valley, south of Santiago. Now under the ownership of Bordeaux trained enologist Julio Bouchon, J. Bouchon's holdings include 60 year old vines.

Minimal irrigation and hand harvested berry selection translates into high quality and deep color and flavors.

Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

Read More About Chile

Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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