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Carta Vieja Merlot Valle del Maule Reserve 2012

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Cakebread Cellars 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts enticing aromas of ripe black fruits and dark chocolate, with lush, concentrated, blackberry, black cherry and black fig flavors. A supple structure of fine tannins is well-integrated with the wine's ripe fruit and fresh acidity, leading to a finish full of rich dark chocolate and blackberry flavors. Delicious to drink now, this classic Napa Valley Cabernet should develop beautifully .

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Vina Carta Vieja:
Héctor Saldivia obtained his Agronomy degree at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and later specialized in Oenology. In 1995 he became a member of the Asociación de Ingenieros Agrónomos Enólogos de Chile (Agronomist Oenologist Engineers Association of Chile). His professional career began in the viticulture field developing important projects for emerging wine industry sectors. He la... Read more
Héctor Saldivia obtained his Agronomy degree at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and later specialized in Oenology. In 1995 he became a member of the Asociación de Ingenieros Agrónomos Enólogos de Chile (Agronomist Oenologist Engineers Association of Chile). His professional career began in the viticulture field developing important projects for emerging wine industry sectors. He later became the wine cellar manager for a boutique vineyard. His ability to ensemble solid work teams in conjunction with his on site and winery know-how paved the way for Viña Carta Vieja S.A. to call him in 2005 with the offer to lead the vineyard’s technical team – a group made up of the oenology, agriculture and external producers areas – in order to reach the goal of producing quality wines that satisfy our customers requirements. Wines produced under his responsibility have a style distinguished by his travel abroad, and are marked by modernity, elegance and optimum concentration. Aromas and other specific characteristics of the varied vine stock available in the Valle de Loncomilla have been greatly improved during his leadership. The perseverant and rigorous work entailed in every wine bottle produced has obtained wide international recognition, great commercial success and has given rise to a new perception regarding the Valle de Loncomilla. Since his arrival, Héctor and his team have achieved several goals in the grape-producing and oenological areas. Their achievements range from obtaining over a thousand planted hectares and developing new wine production lines, to the introduction of new wine making techniques while consolidating the existing techniques. Read less

External Reviews for Carta Vieja Merlot Valle del Maule Reserve

External Review
Vintage: 2010 05/19/2011

Good balance and structure provide an appealing union of muscle and freshness. Shows ripe berry flavors, light smoke and herb notes. Drink now through 2002.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 05/19/2011

Good balance and structure provide this Chilean red with an appealing combination of muscle and freshness, with ripe berry flavors, light smoke and herb notes rounding out the package. A smart buy when the occasion requires multiple bottles. Drink now through 2002.



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Cakebread Cellars 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts enticing aromas of ripe black fruits and dark chocolate, with lush, concentrated, blackberry, black cherry and black fig flavors. A supple structure of fine tannins is well-integrated with the wine's ripe fruit and fresh acidity, leading to a finish full of rich dark chocolate and blackberry flavors. Delicious to drink now, this classic Napa Valley Cabernet should develop beautifully .

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