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86 • Chilcas 2008 Reserva, Merlot, Maule Valley $13. Best Buy.
Spicy cherry cranberry compote aromas follow through on a round entry to a dryish medium body with good depth and a pencil shaving and roasted pepper accented fade. Nicely balance with good varietal character. (tasted on Feb-18-2010)
86 • Korta Vineyards 2009 Merlot, Lontue Valley $9.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of toasty plum bread pudding, raw meat, and delicate spices follow through on a supple entry to a dryish medium body with good depth and a tart plum skin and toffee accented finish with powdery, cedary tannins. A nice choice for steak tartare. (tasted on Feb-22-2010)
83 • Yaima 2008 Merlot, Maule Valley $8.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Muted coffee, talc, wet wood, and baked berry aromas and flavors with a quick, turned earth and pepper dust fade with firm tannins. (tasted on Feb-18-2010)