Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon
Casillero del Diablo means “Devil’s Cellar” in Spanish, and legend has it that a wealthy man with a large wine cellar frightened the staff away from his best bottles by telling them that the devil lived in that part of the cellar.
Quaint as that story may be, there is no doubt that Concha Y Toro has a devilish good line with the Casillero del Diablo label. In fact, the “label” has a new look this year–in the form of a graphic design painted on the bottle. And for the autumn season they have taken the devil theme a little further by offering a “Devilish Release”–in the form of bottles painted with specially designed lucifer flames.(Only about $11.00 retail)
A great trick for a Halloween party–but the treat is the wine inside. While the bottles look different, the familiar quality and value are still there.
The Casillero del Diablo sauvignon blanc I sampled recently was a mouth-watering delight. Loaded with citrus and gooseberry, the devil himself would have a tough time prying a glass of this from my hand. Aromatic and intensely flavorful–long finish.
Casillero del Diablo’s Cabernet Sauvignon is such a deal. Plum and cherry come together and play nicely right along side the American oak. This one screams, “party wine”.