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92 • Quasar 2007 Gran Reserva, Merlot, Curico Valley$10.90. Best Buy.
Garnet violet color. Aromas of creamy nougat, creme brulee, pepper and tart berry pie with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth citrus, mint, cedar, and earth kissed finish. Very nice and crowd pleasing. (tasted on Mar-03-2011)
87 • Quasar 2010 Selection, Merlot, Central Valley$5.90. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Aromas grilled red pepper, cedar and green peppercorns with a supple dryish medium body and a tart cranberry and pencil shaving finish. A nice fajita wine. (tasted on Mar-03-2011)
86 • Chilensis 2009 Reserva, Merlot, Maule Valley $12. Best Buy.
Deep ruby violet color. Bright raspberry, cherry custard, and peppercorn aromas with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy, ripe tropical citrus and mineral kissed finish. (tasted on Mar-03-2011)
85 • Sun Valley 2009 Merlot, Lontue Valley $8.99.
Aromas of chocolate covered plums with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tomato and carrot juice, pomegranate, and pepper accented finish. A lively red for spicy Latin beef dishes. (tasted on Feb-10-2011)
84 • Chilensis 2010 Merlot, Central Valley $9.
Garnet violet color. Aromas of chocolate covered berries and grilled pepper with a soft, dry medium body and a crisp, lightly smoky and tannin pomegranate seed finish. (tasted on Mar-03-2011)
82 • Flying Angels 2007 Reserva, Merlot, Curico Valley $9.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet color. Plum tart, menthol, and tomato-pepper relish aromas with a tart dryish light-to-medium body and a quick pithy, plum pit and pulpy paper finish with plodding tannins. (tasted on Mar-03-2011)