Red Wines    Carmenere    Chile    South America   
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Terranoble Reserva Carmenere 2006
Terranoble Reserva Carmenere 2006
(search item no. 104978)

PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine has a very attractive red–violet color with blue tones. On the nose ripe fig, black and red berries, and chocolate notes. On the palate, intense fruit with coffee notes. A well-structured wine with smooth and silky tannins. Very balanced with a long finish. Ideal for lamb or spicy cuisine.
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About Terranoble:

This outstanding winery was founded in 1993, and has produced high quality wines that have been recognized and awarded. The owners, driven by their passion for viniculture, are dedicated to producing top wines by combining the excellent premises of a magnificent nature with the best in tradition and modernism.

The winery is located in the Maule Valley and the vineyards are in the Maule, Colchagua and Casablanca valleys. Each property was specially selected to extract the best attributes of each grape variety. The philosophy of Viñedos Terranoble is to produce elegant, noble and pleasant drinking wines, with fruit-bearing flavors and aromas that maintain the characteristics of each variety. The wines are young, attractively priced, and perfect for every day drinking. The line is all stainless steel production, resulting in clean, varietally driven profiles. The and wines see time in oak barrels, producing fully-bodied wines with a dynamic structure that offers the aromas and flavors of both the fruit and the wood.



Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    McLaren Vale    Australia   
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d'Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz 2008
d'Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz 2008
(search item no. 99737)
screw cap wine
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#82 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

The name 'Stump Jump' relates to the significant South Australian invention – the Stump Jump plough. This plough became a popular piece of machinery for ploughing fields because of its ability to ride over stumps and gnarled "mallee" Eucalypt roots and snags, saving valuable time and resources by not stopping the draught horse.

Inviting fresh plum aromas leap out of the glass with raspberry and pretty pot-pourri notes providing more complexity. The palate is juicy and spicy with an abundance of red fruits that are fresh and vibrant. Licorice and rose petals come through on the mid palate and an under-lying earthy complexity is evident all the way through. The tannins are powdery and subtle on this juicy ready to drink red.

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About d'Arenberg:

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine material, the Osborn clan has successfully established themselves as one of the country's leading producers of concentrated wines that are full of character.


Red Wines    Rhone Red Blends    McLaren Vale    Australia   
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d'Arenberg Stump Jump Red 2007
d'Arenberg Stump Jump Red 2007
(search item no. 97733)
screw cap wine
green wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 50% Grenache, 29% Shiraz and 21% Mourvedre.

An aromatic nose is of ripe fruits, Christmas pudding, white pepper corns and boiled rhubarb notes. The approachable palate is dominated by red berries, licorice and savory notes with lovely soft tannins and herbal edges. Its softness and balance of fruit and tannin make it extremely approachable at this young age.

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About d'Arenberg:

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine material, the Osborn clan has successfully established themselves as one of the country's leading producers of concentrated wines that are full of character.