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93 • Chilcas 2009 "Las Almas", Carmenère, San Rafael $49.
Garnet color. Aromas of fresh blueberries, flan, earth, and green eucalyptus leaves with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and pomegranate and menthol tobacco on the lively, juicy finish. A vibrant, refreshing table wine that will excel with beef dishes. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)
93 • Oveja Negra 2009 Single Vineyard, Carmenère, Maule Valley $18. Best Buy.
Deep garnet black color. Rich blueberry pie a la mode, honeycomb, olive, and leafy herb aromas and flavors with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sweet spicy chocolate, nut, and marinated tomato and fennel accented finish. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)
93 • Echeverria 2009 Limited Edition, Carmenère, Maipo Valley$19.90. Best Buy.
Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered cherries, beeswax, and herbed cheese rind with a soft, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a cranberry cider, cedar, and spice finish. A lively, flavorful sipper or table wine. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)
91 • Chilensis 2010 Reserva, Carmenère, Maule Valley $12. Best Buy.
Aromas of cocoa-dusted raspberries, olives, praline, and flower bed with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a creamy vanilla and blackberry kissed finish with supple tannins. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)
90 • Quasar 2009 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Curico Valley$10.90. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Lush aromas of cocoa-dusted roasted peanuts, tomato tartlet, vanilla, and deep fried pickle with a tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a cassis, marinated tomato, peppercorn, and dusty earth accented finish. A savory sipper or table wine. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)