Cono Sur Reserva Merlot Central Valley Chile Red 2009

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

California-style Cabernet for half the price! Fruit-forward, dense, laden with cassis and tobacco. Great quality, great value wine from award-winning producer Cono Sur.

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Our main goal is to create expressive and innovative wines from one of the world's southernmost wine regions. Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1993, with the vision of producing premium, expressive and innovative wines conveying the spirit of the New World. Our name refers to the company’s geographic position; it represents wines proudly made in South America’s ... Read more
Our main goal is to create expressive and innovative wines from one of the world's southernmost wine regions. Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1993, with the vision of producing premium, expressive and innovative wines conveying the spirit of the New World. Our name refers to the company’s geographic position; it represents wines proudly made in South America’s Southern Cone, on whose western edge lies Chile and its gifted wine valleys. Our logo also evokes a freehand drawing of the silhouette of South America. Our quest is to present the world with the finest grape expression and character, from Chile’s varied wine regions. Right from the start Cono Sur applied the newest ideas and technology to winemaking’s traditional methods. Our main goal, therefore, is to create expressive and innovative wines from one of the world’s southernmost wine regions. Read less

External Reviews for Cono Sur Reserva Merlot Central Valley Chile Red

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

California-style Cabernet for half the price! Fruit-forward, dense, laden with cassis and tobacco. Great quality, great value wine from award-winning producer Cono Sur.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

All of the 2005 Cono Sur entry-level wines are showing nicely, including this Cabernet. The nose is fairly floral and touched up by lavender, while the palate is racy and defined by zesty red fruit. It's kind of a throwback in that it emphasizes light fruit and acidity over oak and heft.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Ruby-red. Fresh blackberry and cherry aromas are complicated by hints of underbrush and licorice. Juicy and ripe on entry, with lively acidity giving focus and definition to the sweet dark fruit, coffee and chocolate flavors. Could use a bit more heft but this is a very approachable and easy-drinking cabernet.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Deep ruby. Spicy red and dark berry aromas become deeper with air, picking up plum and dark chocolate elements. Full and round, offering dark fruit flavors, chewy texture and good finishing sweetness. Betrays a touch of warmth on the back end, but otherwise tasty and a fine value.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Roasted, leafy aromas greet you, followed by familiar scents of cherry and plum. The body is light to medium, with citric acidity turning the raspberry and pie cherry palate in the direction of snappy. Lithe on the finish, with a quick fade-away.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Light-bodied, but with honest grip supporting the red and black cherry fruit and briary, vanilla-tinged finish. Drink now.



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