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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Calina Reserva Carmenere 2008
Calina Reserva Carmenere 2008
(search item no. 99103)

PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $10.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 80% Carménère, 12% Merlot, 5% Syrah and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.

This wine is proof that good wine gets made in the vineyards. The color is dark and inky with deep purple hues. The aromas are intense with ripe berries, smoked bacon, sweet cotton candy, "grandma`s spice box" and hints of vanilla. The tannins are well-integrated, providing the underlying structure to support the wine's opulent fruit. The finish is medium-long and elegant with spice and hints of oak.

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About Calina:

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 appellations. This unique philosophy means Calina wines always show signature fruit flavors, depth and complexity. Most importantly, they are recognized year after year as "Best Buys" from various leading wine critics. These awards support the Calina initiative - to create wine of inimitable quality at an affordable price.