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Altaïr Vineyards & Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Cachapoal Valley Altaïr 2003

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70%Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Carménère, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, and has 14% alcohol. It is fermented in stainless steel tanks, with long traditional maceration, and then aged in 100% French Oak casks for 12 months.

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Karmère Vineyards & Winery:
KARMÈRE VINEYARDS AND WINERY OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY is a result of five generations of farming and a love of the land and rural life. Marilyn K Hoopes, co-founder of Karmère, grew up in Teton Valley, Idaho on a potato farm on the Teton river in full view of the Grand Tetons. In l978, at age twenty-six, she moved to Amador County and fell in love with the bucolic Shenandoah Valley. She also fell i... Read more
KARMÈRE VINEYARDS AND WINERY OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY is a result of five generations of farming and a love of the land and rural life. Marilyn K Hoopes, co-founder of Karmère, grew up in Teton Valley, Idaho on a potato farm on the Teton river in full view of the Grand Tetons. In l978, at age twenty-six, she moved to Amador County and fell in love with the bucolic Shenandoah Valley. She also fell in love with Todd Pickens who had recently moved from the Bay area and prior from L.A. to Amador County to become a "back to the lander." They made their home in Jackson, California and in l990 bought their first piece of property in Shenandoah Valley: a seventeen acre parcel adjacent to Terre Rouge. This is their home place. In l994, they completed an IRS 1031 real property trade and obtained the eighty-nine acre Jameson Ranch where the winery and tasting facility now exists. The name "Karmère" (car-mare) is in honor of Marilyn's mother Karma Hoopes: "mère" is the French word for mother. Since the land exchanged came from Marilyn's parent's estate and the existing farm in Idaho bears her father's name, Marilyn decided to honor her mother's hard work and vision and thus the name was created. Marilyn, an attorney, and Todd, an optometrist, are the parents of three grown children, Josh, Jared, and Hayley. All of the children are involved in the winery or vineyards. Todd continues to practice optometry and Marilyn works as a part-time Administrative Law Judge devoting the majority of her time to the winery and vineyards. The first Zinfandel vines were planted in l994. Plantings of zin, syrah, barbera, viognier, primitivo and nebbiolo have continued with sixty-seven acres planted of the hundred and five total. Read less

Member Reviews for Altaïr Vineyards & Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Cachapoal Valley Altaïr

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Snooth User: imack50
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3.50 5
06/05/2009

A big bowl of fruit. Excellent wine but it does need 2 hours to come out of it's shell


Snooth User: basilwino
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4.00 5
10/17/2010

Very nicely done. Nice aromas, mouthfeel and finish.


Snooth User: rhone65
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4.50 5
02/16/2008

Big and chewy just the way we like them. Great flavors out of this wine. Do not serve to the Merlot fans in your group and save it for yourself.


Snooth User: jlpeschiera
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4.00 5
03/05/2009

Tasted this virtually blind, knowing nothing about it and loved it. It's a very well crafted wine with both weight and delicacy. Ready to drink.


Snooth User: steelwaste
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3.00 5
02/21/2009

This is an excellent representation of the level of wines coning from Chile. Once this wine opens up tobacco and cherry dominate. It will benefit from some decanting.


Snooth User: cws3
1931017
3.00 5
06/07/2009

very nice Chilean


Snooth User: EmpireMountMan
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4.00 5
12/25/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Altaïr Vineyards & Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Cachapoal Valley Altaïr

External Review
02/24/2010

Altair 'Sideral' 2003: in Barriques gereift (12 Monate)Jahrgang: 2003Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Weingut: AltairRebsorte: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon10% Merlot4% Syrah2% SangioveseRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 3,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein



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70%Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Carménère, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, and has 14% alcohol. It is fermented in stainless steel tanks, with long traditional maceration, and then aged in 100% French Oak casks for 12 months.

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