Chile has the Andes Mountains to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east to protect the vines. This may be the reason they never had a problem with the dreaded phylloxera disease which attacks the roots of the vine. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates here with Merlot, Carménère, Syrah and Pinot Noir to follow. The last few years have produced some outstanding wines. The Cabernet Sauvignon has expressive fruit flavors of black cherry, black currant and blackberry dominate with some wines showing black pepper, tobacco, licorice, and violet aromas. These medium to full bodied wines pair well with all kinds of foods from your favorite burger to lamb and beef dishes.