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Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot 2013

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750ML / 14.1% ABV
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750ML / 14.1% ABV

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The 2013 Cuvee Alexandre Merlot is an intense dark purple color. On the nose, it offers complex and intense aromas of raspberries, blueberries, dark plums and notes of cacao. On the palate, this wine is very round with juicy tannins, balanced acidity, and a very persistent finish.

Great for pairing with meats and well seasoned dishes with a red wine demi-glace such as short ribs and angus beef.

Blend: 88% Merlot, 12% Carmenere

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JS 92
James Suckling
Shows merlot character with green olives and dark fruit character. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Made from biodynamic grapes. Drink now.
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Casa Lapostolle is one of the most dynamic and influential producers of wines in Chile. Founded in 1994 in the Apalta Valley, this family business was created by the French Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet, members of the family who have been recognized for the production of wines and fine liqueurs for generations in the world. In creating Lapostolle, the family has maintained their long-term vision and commitment to quality that is being the key for their worldwide success. The Lapostolle winery is located in Cunaco, Santa Cruz, Colchagua Valley, Chile; and it produce more than 200.000 cases a year of wine sourced from its three vineyards: San José de Apalta from Colchagua Valley, where there are 37 hectares; Atalayas from Casablanca Valley, with 43 hectares; and Las Kuras from the Cachapoal Valley with 101 hectares. The main varieties produced are Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. At Lapostolle, the goal is as simple as it is ambitious: to create world-class wines using French winemaking philosophy and the superb terroirs of Chile. The founders chose Apalta in the Colchagua Valley, because weather and geographical conditions are perfect for producing high quality red wines and they also found blocks of unique vineyards.

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Well-regarded for intense and exceptionally high quality red wines, the Colchagua Valley is situated in the southern part of Chile’s Rapel Valley, with many of the best vineyards lying in the foothills of the Coastal Range.

Heavy French investment and cutting-edge technology in both the vineyard and the winery has been a boon to the local viticultural industry, which already laid claim to ancient vines and a textbook Mediterranean climate.

The warm, dry growing season in the Colchagua Valley favors robust reds made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Malbec and Syrah—in fact, some of Chile’s very best are made here. A small amount of good white wine is produced from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

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WBO30202629_2013 Item# 206624

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