Especially at this time of year, I like to have a cache of these types of bottles handy. I could go on about the lovely flavor of the wine; it does have nice if subtle red fruits and a balance of cooking and baking spice hints that made it yummy and versatile. I brought it to a tamale party and found the structure up to the task of matching with chicken mole and red sauced pork tamales. The 2010 had prettier aromas, but was a little food slutty. The '09 was easy drinking and easy pairing. Rich ruby colors. Kicky aromas of red fruit, hint of berries, and spice. Friendly structure with tannins that mix well with all your friends and neighbors. A Latin inspired party sensibility you might expect from Chile with the grace and sophistication of the hand of Chateau Lafite. Chateau Lafite purchased 50% of Los Vascos in 1988 and has been guiding quality ever since.
All this is true and I encourage you to race out the BevMo where they have '09 and '10 on sale for $8.70 a bottle.