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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Montes, NapaAngel, Napa Valley, California, 2008

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Suggest decanting and waiting at least two hours before enjoying this wine. N/ Deep barrel room aromas, black fruits like black currants and black cherry. Bell peppers and the smell of a freshly grilled steak. Black soil, forest floor, pine needles, freshly crushed granite, flint, and gunpowder oh my. T/ Moderate plus tannin and moderate […]

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Chile, Carmenere, Montes Alpha, Colchagua Valley, 2008

Red blend of: 90% Carmenere and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. One hour post decant… N/ Sweet smoked BBQ! Creamy cassis and blackcherry. Soft river rock wafts and a nice minerality. Old leather. Warm cinnamon. Delightful. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Thick, smooth black cherry and black fruits. Sweet wood work. Medium high acid for the varietal. Dry, slight tannic, mineral […]

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Chile, Red Blend (Cabernet dominated), Montes, “Limited Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere”, Colchagua Valley, 2008

Red Blend of: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carmenere N/ Hardwood-driven cherries. Slight vinyl. Slight spice and cloves. Light flint. T/ Light to medium. Salty plums. Tad puckering. Cherry pie. Nice tobacco juice. Smoky, long finish. Price =$15 Brilliant 92 This wine was part of a “Wines of Chile” tasting event… the wine was a […]

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