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Altaïr Vineyards & Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Rapel Valley Sideral 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Sattes Purpur, zum Rand hin aufhellend. Vielfältiges Bouquet von Brombeeren und etwas Cassis, mineralische Noten, feine Würze. Enorm kraftvolle und von einer besonderen Eleganz geprägter Gaumen, schwarze Frucht, auch etwas Tabak und Lakritze, gut strukturiert, von einer verführerischen Fruchtsüsse erfüllter langer Abgang.

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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

External Reviews for Altaïr Vineyards & Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Rapel Valley Sideral

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/10/2011

Sattes Purpur, zum Rand hin aufhellend. Vielfältiges Bouquet von Brombeeren und etwas Cassis, mineralische Noten, feine Würze. Enorm kraftvolle und von einer besonderen Eleganz geprägter Gaumen, schwarze Frucht, auch etwas Tabak und Lakritze, gut strukturiert, von einer verführerischen Fruchtsüsse erfüllter langer Abgang.



Tasting Notes:

Given 92 points by the Wine Advocate for its overall structure and complex layering of aromas and flavors, which include oak, spice, and blackberry. A full-bodied and elegant wine.

<p> <p>From Chile's Rapel valley this full bodied red is made from a blend consisting 84% of Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 4% Syrah and 2% Sangiovese.&nbsp;This is a dark, dense, almost impenetrable wine by color.</p> </p>


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