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Vina Vik 2012

Other Red Blends from Cachapoal Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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750ML / 14% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Vik 2012 has characteristics similar to the great wines of Bordeaux, but with more freshness, more fruit, more dynamic with high precision of tannins without excess.

Very bright and deep ruby red. Red fruits (strawberry, raspberry) in perfect harmony with secondary aromas from the barrel. The wood perfectly respects the evolution of the aromas of the wine. A balanced wine that is very subtle with a great aromatic freshness. A fresh attack, silky, very thin, with elegant and round tannins with long persistence. A very elegant well-balanced wine.

Blend: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Carmenere, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 2% Syrah

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JS 95
James Suckling
Plenty of plum and berry aromas with hints of white chocolate and almonds. Full to medium body, vibrant acidity and polished, silky tannins. Intense, flavorful finish. A vivd red that needs two or three years to come together. Beauty.
D 93
VIK is a boutique family operation in the Cachapoal Valley that produces seriously well made and enjoyable wines. This Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere blend - with a dash of Merlot and Syrah - is a prime example. Remarkably, this was also their first vintage. Having been aged in French barriques for 24 months, this is full, ripe and rich without being overwrought. The interplay of dark plum and blueberry fruits with notes of camphor and fennel seed is both seductive and compelling. Drinking Window 2019 - 2027
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
Earthy foresty aromas of cool damp earth and olive are as prominent as this blend's berry scents. A ripe smooth saturated palate reflects a warm vintage, while this deals herbal notes of tea and pepper along with berry and plum fruit. Mint and spice flavors play leading roles on a savory well-oaked finish. Drink through 2021.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
A ripe and fleshy red, with flavors of dark currant, dried berry and roasted plum that are framed by Asian spice notes. Baker's chocolate details show on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2022. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
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Cachapoal Valley

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With an outstanding reputation for its bold reds, especially Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carmenere, the Cachapoal Valley spreads through the northern part of Chile’s Rapel Valley, with a continuous backdrop of the majestic Andes to its east. This region reaches as far north as the southern outskirts of the city of Santiago where it meets the famous region of the Maipo. The Cachapoal Valley produces no shortage of plum and berry dominated full-bodied reds with aromas and flavors reminiscent of mint, cocoa, spice or smoked meat.

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Other Red Blends

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With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

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