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92 • Don Mateo 2009 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley $19.99. Best Buy.
Creamy aromas of cassis custard pie, caramelized nuts, chocolate and savory herbs with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, juicy finish with notes of vanilla, blueberry, green pepper and flower patch. A delicious, elegant table wine. (tasted on Feb-06-2012)
91 • Casa Nueva 2008 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley$19.90.
Dark ruby color. Steely aromas of roasted tomatoes, red clay, currant and tomato with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a savory sautéed carrot, dusty beet and berry finish. A rustic, Old World styled claret that will shine at the table. (tasted on Feb-06-2012)
88 • Casa Nueva 2009 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley$10.90. Best Buy.
Aromas of crayon, roasted tomato and fennel, olive, and butter roasted pistachios with a silky, dryish medium body and a craisin, spiced nut, and forest floor accented finish. A nice earthy table wine. (tasted on Feb-06-2012)
88 • Chilcas 2010 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley $13. Cellar Selection. Best Buy.
Aromas of cassis pie with a graham cracker crust, Indian spices, and roasted pecans with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a lively, grilled citrus, cedar, and brown spice accented finish with firm tannins. Give this a year or two. (tasted on Feb-06-2012)
88 • Echeverria 2009 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley$11.90. Best Buy.
Aromas of Playdoh, dried cherry, and candied nuts with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a cedar, peppercorn, and pomegranate coulis accented finish. A nicely styled table wine. (tasted on Feb-06-2012)
86 • Casa Nueva 2010 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley$8.90. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas suggestive of flint, ironed linen, dried tomato on the vine, and berry bush with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a fennel, cedar, and pomegranate sorbet accented finish with leafy tannins. A rustic table wine that needs a little time. (tasted on Feb-06-2012)