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94 • Chilensis 2009 "Lazuli", Maule Valley $23.
Aromas of baked berries, tobacco, herbal-mint lozenge, and roasted nuts with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, tangy, complex finish with eucalyptus, pomegranate, spice, and cocoa notes cascading across the palate. A great table wine. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)
91 • Oveja Negra 2010 Reserva, Carmenère-Merlot, Maule Valley $12. Best Buy.
Rich aromas of melted toffee, coffee, bubbly berry pie crust, and olive tapenade with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a roasted tomato, nut, and herb accented finish. Excellent purity and balance for the table. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)
90 • Oveja Negra 2010 Reserva, Cabernet Franc-Carmenere, Maule Valley $12. Best Buy.
Aromas and flavors of toasted marshmallow, pomegranate, and sundried tomato with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long huckleberry, craisin and forest floor accented finish. A sturdy, flavorful, well structured table wine. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)
89 • Oveja Negra 2010 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah, Maule Valley $12. Best Buy.
Aromas of dusty nuts, cocoa, mulberry-rhubarb pie, and faint pickled Brussels sprouts with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, tangy leafy green herb and spice finish. A lively, earthy table wine with a lot of character and purity. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)
88 • Chilcas 2010 Orgánico, Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec, San Rafael $15. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes
Aromas of cocoa-dusted nuts and espresso beans, cigar tobacco, and cranberry-tomato relish with supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and tart, earthy finish. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)
84 • Chilcas 2010 Single Vineyard, País, Maule Valley $18. Cellar Selection.|Find-a-Wine|
Ruby color. Aromas of lip balm, cranberry sauce, and sweet spices with a crunchy, tart medium body, toasted herbs, cedar saw dust, and firm pithy tannins on the finish. Needs time. (tasted on Oct-24-2011)