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jorray
jorray
2005 - Caliterra Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Charcoal-broiled grapes
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a very inexpensive Chilean cabernet sauvignon, the Caliterra Reserva.In the glass, it shows as a very deep magenta. On the nose, it shows a dark, brooding, charred grapes quality.The palate comes across as both sweet and charcoal, bringing lightly sweetened, blackened plum fruit up into the sides of your mouth. Fat finish, moving to alcohol. Three stars out of five. At price, makes it an outstanding value.More reviews at spiritofwine.blogspot.com
Al R.
Al R.
2004 - Vina Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon
Best Chilean Cab
Oct 07, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is one of the best Cabs I've had and surely ther best Chilean Cab I've ever tasted.  Full bodied with loads of black fruit.  Strong and Jammy with a good amounts of vanilla and chocolate.  Its a flavor parade on the tongue.  This wine will show well through steak, roast beef, lamb chops, and even spicy Indian food.
Prince of Wine
Prince of Wine
2007 - Root: 1 Cabernet Sauvignon
Young, Affordable and Ungrafted Cab
Aug 27, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
I spotted this wine at a local Costco in San Diego stacked in beautiful wooden boxes. The presentation was certainly worthy of a $100 Bordeaux wine, however, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the price at $9.99 !! The bottle had a lot of information about the name, the summary of which is that the vines are from ungrafted original European root stock (pre phylloxera). Chile is blessed by the mighty Pacific to the West and the majestic Andes to the East, forming a protective cocoon on its vines and the wine from this bottle is the reward! The wine has a medium ruby color with aromas exhibiting a rich and intriguing mix of dark fruit, leather, game and spice. On the palate the wine shows a balance and elegance commendable for such a young vintage. The smooth tannins serve a nice backdrop to the dark fruit with earthy notes and a hint of chocolate. Nice medium to long finish. A pleasurable and unique wine. POW Score: 90 Walid Romaya
Scott S.
Scott S.
2003 - Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo
Old and
Jun 12, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
Well, I'm more New World than I care to admit; however this is a very solid wine for the money. It is rustic - some cherry and cedar with strong herbs...and some nice tart fruit. All in all, I appreciate the integration of old and new world flavors. 
Scott S.
Scott S.
2004 - Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo
Value!
Jun 12, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine on the nose, has a lot of veggie, spices, and black pepper. Slight strawberry on the palate, but nice roundness, unfortunate short finish and light tannins. Great example of value from the Chileans!
Scott S.
Scott S.
2006 - Vascos, Los Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Steal for the Money
Jun 12, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine had a nice medium-level tannins. The wine didn't linger as much as I'd hoped at the finish, but that may have been related to the strength of the food we paired it with. Overall, this is an outright steal for the money.  Good strawberry and cherry palate.
Scott S.
Scott S.
2005 - Vascos, Los Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Good
Jun 12, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine was a little bit too dry for me but it delivers a nice mix of earth and cherry. On the palate the wine is dry and full, with more of the earth and cherry notes, along with a stronger black pepper taste. It rewards taking your time with it, enjoying its subtleties.
Scott S.
Scott S.
2003 - Vascos, Los Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Barnyard Cabernet
Jun 12, 2008
1 star 1 star
This wine needed several hours to open up quite nicely to a well-balanced medium- to full-bodied mouthfeel, with OK tannins and a nice dry finish. The palate exhibits that same sense of barnyard and orange as the nose warned of, with some green pepper, black pepper, and a hint of orange sweetness. This wine is a little bit zesty, actually.
Scott S.
Scott S.
2004 - Vascos, Los Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Bout the same
Jun 12, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine is a more expensive bottle that tastes the same as the lower end wine. Some nice black pepper immediately apparent, and I'm very happy that it doesn't smell too fruity. Nice nose, big and different, old-world style. Some nice funkiness that I can't quite describe. Some nice spiciness going on.
Scott S.
Scott S.
2005 - Vascos, Los Cabernet Sauvignon
Good
Jun 12, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This vintage has a very nice nose, smelling of cherry and pepper. Taste was dry but not over powering. I like the tannins and peppery taste. Great mid palette, but finish goes away fairly fast, but lingers enough to be enjoyed.
Scott S.
Scott S.
2003 - Vascos, Los Cabernet Sauvignon
Good and dark
Jun 12, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This has a  lot of beautifully sweet oak is evident and the mouthfeel is thick with several layers of tastes, many flavors that are very consistent on the palate including: black licorice, deep dark chocolate, cherry and raisins and raspberries and some strawberry. A berry tart emerges from the dark.
Scott S.
Scott S.
2004 - Vascos, Los Cabernet Sauvignon
Good Value!
Jun 12, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This Cabernet has immediate notes of leather and dark, dark cherry. A very intense and concentrated nose right from the start. A deep raisin aroma pervades the leather and reminds me of an amorone - only covered in oak and not that sweet.
James W.
James W.
2005 - Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon
Getting Better
May 31, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This is the last vintage I have had of this wine, and I can only hope that they stay in this direction of quality.  The rubarb and black currant are back, along with spice and tangerine soaked oak and dirt - if that makes sense. Drink now.
James W.
James W.
2004 - Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon
Value Wine
May 31, 2008
1 star 1 star
If you like medium bodied reds with light alcohol and lots of cherry drenched oak flavors, then this is the wine for you.  At less than $10 a bottle, this is an easy to drink wine for everyday.
James W.
James W.
2003 - Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon
Bitter But Not Bad
May 31, 2008
1 star 1 star
The tannins and dark chocolate flavors make this vintage a little bit bitter on the palate, but it somehow pulls itself together for a nice finish.  Mostly thanks to the red licorice and black berries.
James W.
James W.
2002 - Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon
Terrible
May 31, 2008
1 star
This vintage went the other direction.  It's dirt and oak chips and alcohol and alcohol and some more alcohol.  I can't find any redeeming qualities except the low price which is still way too high for this vintage.
James W.
James W.
2001 - Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon
Plump
May 31, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a big surprise after the 2000 vintage of this wine.  This vintage is plump with fruit and mostly plums.  The dirt and oak are nowhere to be seen but the sweet toast is back and also with some smoke.
James W.
James W.
2000 - Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon
Ok
May 31, 2008
1 star 1 star
This chilean wine has a lot of the usual characters here - oak and dirt, but it also has some nice black currant and even some sweet toast.  Drink now if you still have some.
James W.
James W.
2001 - Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Curico Valley Alpha
Good with Steak
May 31, 2008
1 star 1 star
The big juicy flavors of a nice t-bone would help this wine round itself out in some ways.  This is actually the best vintage of this wine that I've had over the years, if you're not drinking it by itself.  The cherry and tobacco flavors are rounded out by - big surprise - bell pepper.
James W.
James W.
2003 - Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Curico Valley Alpha
Green Wine
May 31, 2008
1 star 1 star
Bell peppers and jalepenos dominate the palate for this vintage, not uncommon for this wine.  Overall this is a wine that some will love, most will probably not.  Everybody should appreciate the smoother tannins than other vintages of this wine. 

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