Anyhow, had the last of the leftover Thai ground beef with mint extravaganza and popped open a bottle of Chilean cabernet sauvignon. It cost $8, and I'm not sure when I bought it, but it was probably at K&L, guessing by the price sticker on the bottle. There's some basic info on this stuff here.
It's good, surprisingly. A lot of the "dead wine rack" in the basement consists of Chilean cabernet, but this one is better than average, possibly because it's really 20% Carmenére. Smooth, sweet, nothing really fascinating or compelling, but good drinkin'. Sometimes that's exactly what hits the spot - it can't be weird varietals or head-bashing tannins all the time, nicht wahr?