Santa Carolina Reserva Merlot 1998

Merlot from Chile, South America

Price: $9.99
Item No. 24241

Winemaker's Notes

Rich and velvety with plum, prune, and violet aromas balanced with hints of vanilla and cinnamon, this Merlot has a full-bodied structure. This is a firm and elegant wine, soft and dry with a long, lingering finish.

Learn About Santa Carolina

The year was 1875. When Don Luis Pereira came to Chile with vinestocks from Bordeaux France and a dream to create an unforgettable wine. An elixir of such romance and intrigue, he could find no name more perfect than that of his cherished wife, Doña Carolina Iñiguez. And so, his creation would be called Viña Santa Carolina.From the time that he transplanted the first vines to the...

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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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