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Cousino Macul Finis Terrae 2009
Cousino Macul Finis Terrae 2009
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Finis Terrae is a clear reflection of the Maipo Valley terroir expressed through the finest of Cousiño's Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from each vintage. It is a blend created by tasting hundreds of combinations of Cabernet and Merlot to achieve the ideal balance of fruit, acid, tannin, alcohol and oak.
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About Cousino Macul:

In 2006, Cousiño-Macul celebrated its 150th anniversary. The Cousiño family's wine estate in Santiago was established in 1856. Five years ago, the Cousiños moved many of their vines to a new estate at Buin, and built a new winery there. Few wine producers have the opportunity to make a completely new start, incorporating the best of their age-old experience, their unique vines from their personal greenhouse and the most contemporary technology available.

As the technology continues to advance in the vineyards and in the wineries around the world, Cousiño Macul has seized this opportunity and taken a grand leap into the future. Although moving quickly into the future, they take with them the most important part of their long history - their genetic plant material that was originally brought into Chile in 1863. The Cousiño's vineyard and winery in Macul became the proudest achievement of the family. The new vineyard and winery in Buin are now in the hands of the sixth generation.



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Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier 2011
Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier 2011
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The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A spicy Shiraz from the vineyards of Central Victoria brightens with a boost of Viognier for aroma and balance, as often practiced in France's most highly regarded appellation of the Northern Rhone Valley, Côte Rôtie. The grapes grown in this Austrialian vineyard where planted on 19th century French rootstocks, another nod to the French tradition & influence in this new world wine. This wine is a collaborative effort between two renowned wine families; Chapoutier from the Rhone Valley in France, and Terlato family of Napa Valley in California.

Blend: 95% Shiraz, 5% Viognier

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About Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier:

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier combines the vision of Anthony J. Terlato, the founder of luxury importer and marketer Terlato Wines International, and Michel Chapoutier, the esteemed Rhône grower and vintner whose compelling wines have been exalted by critics around the world. The origin of the Terlato & Chapoutier partnership in Australia dates back to 1998, when Chapoutier enthusiastically told Terlato about a top vineyard site in Australia. Located on an eastern-facing slope on the southern edge of the Pyrenees Hills in western Central Victoria, the region’s unique iron-rich and schist soils could produce “great wines,” according to Chapoutier, and the resulting single-vineyard Shiraz from the "Malakoff" vineyard and Shiraz-Viognier blend have been highly lauded since their release in 2006.