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Rio Grande de Sur

Brazil, Cabernet Sauvignon, Miolo, Reserva, Campanha, Rio Grande de Sur, 2009

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N/ Clean, inky, light plums. Fruit aromas far more reserved than I expected for this fresh vintage. Flint on the finish and some acidic granite wafts. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Angular lines crossed with light, almost not ripe, plum and cassis. Slight cranberry. Extended mineral finish. Needs more fruit and a touch more acid. Woodwork solid but […]

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Brazil, Cabernet Sauvignon, Casa Valduga, “Elegance”, “Arte”, Rio Grande de Sur, 2008

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Note: this is a “meio seco fino”, which is like a demi-sec. I’m not generally a fan of such so take this rating with a grain of salt if you are a demi-wino lover. Casa Valduga makes some of Brazil’s best wines. This wine, in my opinion, is not one of those. C/ Pinot noir […]

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