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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Montes Alpha Series Carmenere 2009
Montes Alpha Series Carmenere 2009
(search item no. 109222)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep and live ruby red color. The wine has a very elegant and evident Carmenère tipicity, showing lovely black pepper aromas with hints of red berries, chocolate, a bit of vanilla and black plums. In the mouth is distinctively smooth, with rounded and soft tannins. Long finish. The oak is beautifully integrated and balanced. The grapes come from our Arcangel Estate located at the very West of Colchagua valley
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About Montes:

With the release of the first Montes Alpha wine back in 1988, Montes became one of the first premium wineries of Chile. Their premise, a clear belief that Chile had an untapped potential as a producer of quality wines, made them a benchmark for other wineries to follow. Its original four partners' total involvement and the continuous help of the angels that decorate their labels was key to their success. Two decades later, Montes is the fifth most important winery of Chile where Aurelio Montes continues leading the winemaking area with the same passion as the first day. Hard work and total focus on quality has led Montes to be one of the most successful and respected quality-driven wineries in Chile as they continue pioneering and breaking new grounds in wine.