Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Chile    South America   
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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
The Seeker Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
The Seeker Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 115324)
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PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $16.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of black fruit and vanilla, loaded with flavors of ripe and juicy black fruit, combined with creamy tannins. Beautiful structure and texture framed with touches of chocolate and toffee from the oak aging. The wine will continue to develop and improve for up to 5 years.

A stealthy, silky wine, perfect for stewed and braised meats, grilled vegetables, and righteous thievery.

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About The Seeker:

The Seeker is a global brand brought to market by a family company with 65 years of experience and relationships with family wineries spanning the globe, seeking out top-quality wines from the regions that grow them best.

The Seeker crosses time zones and continents in a relentless quest for the world’s best wines, bringing the thrill of adventure and discovery with each sip.



Red Wines    Carmenere    Chile    South America   
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Errazuriz Estate Carmenere 2010
Errazuriz Estate Carmenere 2010
(search item no. 109823)
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PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep purplish-red in colour, with an aromatic expression that reflects the varietal balance, offering aromas of nutmeg and red pepper and notes of violets and sweet spices. The palate is intense, with smooth, friendly tannins and pleasing, well-balanced acidity that leads to a pleasingly refreshing finish.
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About Errazuriz:

Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Viña Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, north of Santiago. This valley has cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes--ideal for growing grapes. Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano's descendant, Eduardo Chadwick--the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the wine business. Eduardo has overseen the modernization of the winemaking technology at this historic estate while maintaining a distinct identity for its wines, dedicated to producing estate grown wines of superior quality.


Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    Chile    South America   
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Falernia Syrah Reserva 2006
Falernia Syrah Reserva 2006
(search item no. 102435)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $8.25

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Decanter rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes from 3 different vineyards of the Elqui Valley were hand picked, de-stemmed and crushed separately. The winemaking was as the same as the Syrah and the Carmenere. After aging in barrels and stainless steel the wines have been blended just 3 months before bottling.

Bright and deep color. The wine shows a good fruit concentration and on the nose black pepper, red fruit, dark chocolate. Great body with soft tannins on the palate.

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About Falernia:

Viña Falernia is located in the Elqui Valley between La Serena and Vicuña, 520 km (323 miles) to the north of Santiago and it is at present Chile's northernmost wine estate.

The soils in our vineyards are composed partly of rubble which has eroded from the Andes mountains and deposited by glaciers and wind, and partly of alluvial sand and silt deposited by the river. While stony, gravely soils are regarded as poor for most crops, their excellent drainage qualities make them perfect for wine growing. The climate is semi-arid (average annual rainfall is 80-100 mm) making drip irrigation indispensable during the spring and summer months.

Climatic factors have a crucial influence on the quality and flavour of wine. With the majestic Andes as a backdrop, their peaks gleaming white all through the summer, the vineyards benefit from currents of cold air which descend from the high mountains at night. They cool the vineyards, causing a dramatic contrast between day and night time temperatures during the ripening season, from 27-32°C (80.6-89.6°F) to 10-12°C (50-53.6°F). This has the result of reducing respiration via the leaches and thereby furthering the accumulation of sugar in the grapes as well as the synthesis of polyphenols (tannins and coloring matter) along with the aroma and flavour substance.



White Wines    Torrontes    Argentina    South America   
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Dona Paula Torrontes 2010
Dona Paula Torrontes 2010
(search item no. 111550)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $15.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Doña Paula Estate Torrontés has an attractive golden yellow color. Intense and delicate jasmine, white acacia, white rose petals, and orange blossom notes can be perceived. In the mouth, it feels fresh and lovely, with a perfect balance of acidity and freshness and a persistent floral aftertaste.
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About Dona Paula:

Located in Ugarteche, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza Argentina, Dona Paula is an estate winery, producing wines from Dona Paula's own vineyards in the winegrowing regions of Mendoza. Dona Paula's history began in 1990, when a period of exhaustive research on the different Argentinean terroirs and their potential to fully express each varietal began. Dona Paula acquired its first vineyard in 1997 in Ugarteche, Lujan de Cuyo, a region in the foothills of the Andes Mountains that is famous for its Malbec. In 2002, Dona Paula began exporting into the US, UK and the Netherlands, and is now one of the leading Argentinean wineries that exports premium wines; with 97% of the winery's production exported to more than 60 countries.