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92 • Echeverria 2007 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley$10.90. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Spicy blueberry-vanilla custard pie, waxy honeycomb, and toffee. Supple and silky with a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body. Crisp and lively on the finish with tart dried berries and apples, cocoa powder, sweet spices, clay and cedar cigar box notes. Excellent complexity and deft use of oak make this a pleasure to sip or pair with steaks. (tasted on Sep-13-2010)
92 • California Karma 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles $12. Best Buy.
Deep purple color. Rich cassis jam, cream, and spice aromas with a rich tangy medium-full body and along, fruity finish. Delicious. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
91 • Ruta 22 2008 Malbec, Patagonia $12.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet violet color. Aromas of chocolate covered berries and toasty praline. Smooth and vibrant with a fruity medium-full body. Pure jammy, honeyed berries and cocoa flavors throughout the long, crisp and chewy tannin finish. A delicious crowd-pleasing sipper that will appeal to fans of Australian shiraz. (tasted on Aug-16-2010)
91 • Chilensis 2009 Reserva, Carmenère, Maule Valley $12. Best Buy.
Deep violet color. Aromas of blueberry cobbler, custard, and pickling spices. Round and supple with a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body. Long juicy finish with accents of chocolate, spice, apple, and tobacco. Delicious. (tasted on Aug-23-2010)
91 • R & B Cellars 2007 Swingsville Zinfandel, Lodi $12. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Garnet purple color. Coconut meringue, violet and plum custard aromas with a juicy, fruity medium-to-full body and a dried raspberry and chalk accented finish. Delicious. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)