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88 • Epica 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley $10.99. Best Buy.
Garnet color. Aromas of smoked nuts, blackberry tart, and chocolate with a fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy honeyed cherry, pepper, and cedar accented finish. Very fruity, easy drinking, and crowd pleasing. (tasted on Aug-16-2013)
88 • Arenal 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley $9.95. Best Buy.
Pleasant cassis, spiced plum, and dried cherry aromas are attractive with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a juicy cedar and peppercorn accented finish. A very nice and fruity everyday red wine that will cover a lot of bases. (tasted on Aug-16-2013)
84 • Manos Negras 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley $11.99.
Garnet violet color. Smoky aromas of charred nuts and berry yogurt with a supple fruity medium body and a tangy, smoky raspberry and cedar finish. (tasted on Aug-16-2013)
83 • Millaman 2011 Limited Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley $10.95.
Garnet violet color. Berry tart and buttery nut brittle aromas with a dry-yet-fruity medium body and a cranberry, cedar and honey accented finish with firm, dusty, barky tannins. A tangy choice for the table. (tasted on Aug-16-2013)
82 • Color Block 2012 Cabernet Sauvingon, Central Valley $9.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Very smoky grilled nut and berry aromas have a rubbery, lactic edge with a supple fruity light-to-medium body and a terse roasted nuts and mulberry finish. (tasted on Aug-16-2013)