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Amado Sur Malbec Blend 2011

C/ Beautiful black neon purple squid ink. N/ Deep, dark purple and black fruits. Savory notes with a caramelized violet reduction sauce. Gunpowder. Freshly cracked flint. Wet, black soil. Bakers chocolate. Hint of white pepper. A few swampy notes, however lightly detract. T/ Full mouthfeel. Deep notes of plum skins and black fruits. Her acids […]

Date posted: April 4, 2013

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Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011

There’s no denying this wine’s greenness: It’s draped all over the nose, palate and finish. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a classy, structured, tangy wine with length and clarity. It’s a food wine for sure, with pickled, briny notes on the finish. Drink with ceviche, crudo and raw oysters. -MS

Date posted: April 3, 2013

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Gran Reserva Merlot 2008

Dark ruby red in color, it exhibits an inviting nose of cedar, spice box, herbs, violets, and black currant. Round, forward, and flavorful in the glass, this tasty effort is a very good value meant for drinking over the next 4-5 years. -JM

Date posted: April 3, 2013

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Gran Reserva Malbec 2009

Scents of balsam wood, spice box, floral notes, cherry cola, and plum are followed by a medium- to full-bodied, layered, plush Malbec with excellent depth, concentration, and length. Drink this solid value over the next 4-5 years. -JM

Date posted: April 3, 2013

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Gran Reserva Malbec 2010

A ripe red, with a note of game to the racy blackberry and dark plum fruit that lingers on the chalky finish. Drink now. -NW

Date posted: April 3, 2013

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Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2010

The 2010 Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Chardonnay is sourced from the Ucuquer Vineyard in the Rapel Valley. It spent 9 months in a mix of new and used French oak, offering up a reticent nose of apple, baking spices, and floral notes. Considerably better on the palate, it displays ripe fruit flavors, good depth, and […]

Date posted: April 3, 2013

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Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2011

Roasted apple and grilled pineapple notes lead in this medium-bodied white, with a finish of lemon zest and spice. Drink now. -NW

Date posted: April 3, 2013

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Gran Reserva Carmenere 2009

It displays a bit more density and richness than the Riberas Cabernet along with an inviting nose of cedar, Asian spices, incense, lavender, plum, and blackberry. Concentrated, lengthy, and moderately structured, it can be approached now but will provide pleasure for another 5-6 years. It is an outstanding value. -JM

Date posted: April 3, 2013

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Gran Reserva Carmenere 2010

This ripe, polished red features dark plum and kirsch notes on a racy frame that expands with layers of grilled herb, mesquite and spice box. Drink now. -NW

Date posted: April 3, 2013

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