This is a great value wine from Chile. The name Escudo Rojo is a literal Spanish translation of the Rothschild name. Purple/ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, with slight wintergreen and rosemary. Classic Chilean Cabernet notes. Full bodied with big fruit. On the palate, the cassis comes thru along with smoke and some black cherries. Firm tannins. Some depth. This may improve a bit, it needs a few more years to develop to reach peak, and should drink well for the next seven to ten years. Hard to find a better Cab for under $20.
Visiting wine country? Why spend $250 per day in tasting fees when you can get the wine pass and pay less then half of that? 1 Day with the wine pass = $125+ in savings. 2 Days with the wine pass = $250+ in savings. The Priority Wine Pass