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2010 Kuyen Valle del Maipo Chile 14.5% $12

57% Syrah, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Carmenere, 2% Petit Verdot

Hugely intense aromas jump from the glass, full of exotic fruits like mango, guava, pomegranate and mulberry all held together with a thread of herbal spice.  On entry this is tighter and less fleshy than one might expect from the nose, with a really attractive core of violet tinged black plum and mulberry fruit. This lacks the exoticism found on the nose but shows really fine balance with fine grained tannins and integrated acidity supporting the fresh fruit that is underlain with soft earthy and herbal nuances. The finish throws a bit of chocolate and cedar into the mix, and shows fairly good length. This is lovely, easy to drink yet both subtle and complex. 88pts Find it Here

Acid: Medium - Low
Tannin: Medium - Low
Perceived Sweetness: Low
Oak:  Low
Spicy flavors: Low
Savory Flavors: Medium - Low
Fruity Flavors: Medium
Intensity of Flavors: Medium
Mouthfeel: Medium - Low

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  • Snooth User: Mark Suss
    951226 137

    Interesting how Washington represents here. They do very nice blends at great prices. I've become a big fan.

    Jan 08, 2013 at 4:11 PM


  • would love to learn everything I can in regards to wine

    Jan 10, 2013 at 8:37 PM


  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
    89065 211,295

    Washington is doing some greet work these days, too bad many of the wines are not widely distributed.

    MrWinelover, there's a lot of great resources here on Snooth, and keep trying wines, it's the best way to learn!

    Jan 10, 2013 at 8:59 PM


  • You might want to try Bogle Phantom at $ 15.99 in Cherry Hill, NJ. It's a blend of Old vine zin, old vine mourvedre and petite syrah. Their petite S and Old vine zin are standalone winners around $ 8 and embarrassingly low priced for the quality delivered.
    Sedrick

    Jan 14, 2013 at 9:05 PM


  • Snooth User: steve666
    392767 152

    Coppola Rosso is a blend that varies contents each year, they used to publish what is in it, but they no longer do. It is rather raw, but with 3 yrs of aging, it becomes a lovely Italianesque wine, but with more body.

    Mar 15, 2013 at 4:24 AM


  • You might want to try Bogle Phantom at $ 15.99 in Cherry Hill, NJ. It's a blend of Old vine zin, old vine mourvedre and petite syrah

    Aug 30, 2013 at 3:03 AM


  • fantastic

    Aug 31, 2013 at 5:08 AM


  • Snooth User: coolsf
    1566897 5

    Very creative description "A hint of scorched earth" Mmmmm

    Nov 13, 2014 at 6:09 PM


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