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James W.
James W.
2005 - Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Curico Valley Alpha
Pass
May 31, 2008
1 star
This vintage was a big disappointment.  The oak comes in and kills this already flawed wine.  The fruit is beaten down by green herbs and oak chips.  This is just too akward to really give any good notes.
James W.
James W.
2004 - Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Curico Valley Alpha
Good Earth
May 31, 2008
1 star 1 star
This wine does have good earth/terroir flavors, but its a little too green for most palates, and lets the vegetable flavors dominate too much.  Bell pepper and light cherries.   
James W.
James W.
2004 - Vascos, Los Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Pass
May 31, 2008
1 star
Oak and alcohol.  Didn't even deliver for the discounted price of $10.  Can't recommend for even an every day wine. Big Pass. Try Montes or Concha Y Toro for better value.
Holley J.
Holley J.
2003 - Vascos, Los Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Not quite right
May 30, 2008
1 star 1 star
This was an ok wine but nothing too impressive.  Certainly doesn't live up to the term reserve. The fruit is too earthy and dry to be expressive, and the alcohol teeters on being too much.  No acidity or balance to speak of.
Holley J.
Holley J.
2005 - Vascos, Los Cabernet Sauvignon
Pass
May 30, 2008
1 star
This was a big disappointment after the interesting white wines we had from this producer.  It was all just too muched together and flabby with nothing more than alcohol and oak on the palate.
Holley J.
Holley J.
2005 - Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Curico Valley Alpha
NOpe
May 30, 2008
1 star
Not for me anyway. Also not for anyone who enjoys chewing on dirt.  The fruit must have gone on vacation because it's all alcohol and dirt.
Holley J.
Holley J.
2004 - Vina Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon
Cocoa Puffs?
May 30, 2008
1 star 1 star
This wine tastes just like the cocoa puffs my son use to eat for breakfast.  Why do I know that smell so well?  This is an interesting wine with a decent amount of fruit and bell pepper.
Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.
9998 - Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
Mass Produced Junk
May 28, 2008
1 star
Not for my tastes.  I hate to bash a producer but this wine was simply awful.  It lacked any sense of structure or balance and just tasted like alcoholic cool-aid  that had been drenched in oak barrels.
Michael P.
Michael P.
2005 - Santa Alicia Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
AWFUL! How do you make a wine taste like this?
May 21, 2008
1 star
Seriously this was just terrible. Not a storage issue I think. this was like a mouthful of stale wine with blended up rotten seaweed in it. Just retched! I really am not too fond of South American wines and this is a reason why
Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.
2004 - Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Marques de Casa Concha Puente Alto Vineyard
Great Value
May 16, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
Unlike the Don Melchor, this wine delivers its price point and then some.   This wine has the cherries, tobacco, dirt, and plum that make your tongue say - FEED ME A STEAK!! This wine is great with a meal or by itself. 
Yuichi  S.
Yuichi S.
2001 - Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Vineyard
May 16, 2008
1 star 1 star
Drank at my parent's house in Japan. The wine was not showing its full potential. Should have decanted it.  I have several more that I will revisit in the coming years.
Jon B.
Jon B.
2004 - Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Dom Melchior
Tasted right after release...
May 15, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Tasted today at a South America tasting. Beautiful translucent, dark purple color. Nose of cherries,cut grass, wet soil,anis, cassis and some cigar box action. Really no fruit showing today. A little green. It shows promise, solid structure and long finish.
Holley J.
Holley J.
2003 - Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Dom Melchior
Too Tight
May 01, 2008
1 star 1 star
Will this wine unwind and begin to evolve with a little bit of aging - yes.  Will it turn into the lovely cherry, tobacco, and cocoa flavors that all the critics rave about- no.  It will unwind into more dirt and slight hints of cocoa being chocked by oak and dry fruit.  This wine is not that good and costs over $50 - doesn't deliver at all.
Jon B.
Jon B.
2005 - Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Vineyard
Let this hibernate!
Apr 25, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Dark purple color. Sweet and ripe nose, including sweet black cherry, raspberry, cassis, menthol, coffee, and a little bit of heat. In the mouth, heavier and less acidity than the 2004. It's a bit tight at this point, but IMO this wine will be better than the 2003 vintage. Good Cab.
Michael P.
Michael P.
2005 - Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Medalla Real Special Reserve
Disgusting like a mouthful of rotten seaweed
Apr 25, 2008
1 star
Really, like the floor of a swamp. Don't, ever, do it to yourself
Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.
2001 - Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Vineyard
Overrated
Apr 21, 2008
1 star 1 star
This wine has dirt and leaves and sprinkles of light fruit. and that's it.  Oh yeah - oak - lots of oak.  How this wine has recieved the reviews it has boggles my mind.  It falls short in everyway possible and is really a $10 bottle in a $50 bottle suit.  Skip and thank me later.  Nothing against Chile - but this wine falls way short!
Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.
2000 - Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Vineyard
Good - but best of the last
Apr 21, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine is wayyyy overrated by almost all of the critics but this one has a very interesting cocoa and dirt cherries combination that makes it the wine to seek out of the bunch.  Still - this is a very dirt driven wine like so many others in Chile.  For the cash I would pass. 
Beute B.
Beute B.
2006 - Vascos, Los Cabernet Sauvignon
Breathes nicely nice finish for a young cab
Apr 16, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This Chilean cabernet, known perhaps primarily for the vineyards true owners the Lafites Rothchilds, leaves one nodding ones head in the explanation of this $10 red cabernet at only 2006 that after breathing a bit offers quite a nice complex palette and a beautiful chocolate dry finish with a touch of fruit flavor making one want more. And at only $9.99 a bottle, why not? An excellent choice for the frugal snob. A nice touch, the cork has the Lafite logo inscribed as well, hinting to your guest, you have obviously made a good choice.

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