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93 • Chilcas 2008 "Las Almas", Carmenere, Maule Valley $45. Cellar Selection.
Sweet huckleberry, strawberry chiffon, and spicy tomato-fennel chutney aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a grilled apple, mushroomy forest floor and chewy tannin finish. An elegant and earthy table wine with a Bordeaux like style. (tasted on Mar-07-2011)
88 • Aromo 2009 Carmenere, Maule Valley $8.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Aromas of dark berry compote, clay, and roasted pepper with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, chewy turnip and slate accented finish. A very nice savory table wine. (tasted on Mar-07-2011)
88 • Ventisquero 2009 Reserva, Carmenère, Colchagua Valley $9.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of berries, peppers and vegetable juices with a lively dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a crisp, savory, herbal finish with a chewy tannins. A great, hearty choice for flank steaks. (tasted on Feb-10-2011)
87 • Aromo 2009 Private Reserve, Carmenere, Maule Valley $11.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet purple color. Ripe boysenberry, mocha, pepper dust, and roasted nut aromas with a round, dryish medium body and a toasty cedar and craisin finish with dusty tannins. (tasted on Mar-07-2011)
87 • Locomotora 2009 Sagrada Familia, Carmenère, Lontue Valley $8.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of mocha ice cream and grilled berries with a supple, dryish medium body and a pencil shaving accented finish. A nice sipper or pair with steak fajitas. (tasted on Feb-10-2011)
86 • Tabalí 2009 Reserva, Carmenere, Colchagua Valley $14.99. Best Buy.
Ruby violet color. Aromas of baked berries, cherries and peppers with a supple dryish medium -to-full body and a chewy tangy pomegranate, apple core, and dusty earthy finish with firm tannins. Give this a little time. (tasted on Mar-07-2011)
86 • Sun Valley 2009 Carmenère, Lontue Valley $8.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of boysenberries, chocolate, and faint smoky graphite with a soft, dryish medium body and a tangy, dusty tannin finish. A nice ripe, burger wine. (tasted on Feb-10-2011)