Calina Reserva Merlot 2005

Merlot from Chile, South America

$18.29
Item No. 96230
  • red wine
  • WE87
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS85

Winemaker's Notes

87 Points

"If you don't mind some sweetness on both the nose and palate, then you'll be thrilled with this affordable Merlot that pulses with plum and berry flavors in front of a scultped, perfectly cleanfinish. Nothing complicated, yet for clarity, fullness and energy it's a high scorer."
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Calina's bold innovations in the vineyard and cellar are setting a new standard of excellence for winemaking in Chile. Calina uses the famed vineyard practices and winemaking technology developed by Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates in California, while sourcing the best fruit from the emerging top Chilean coastal appellations. This unique philosophy means Chilean coastal...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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