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Montes Merlot Alpha Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red 2008

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This handsome, ruby red Merlot packs a nose full of red berries, black cherry and black pepper.

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One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of... Read more
One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon. In the quarter century since then, the company has been instrumental in raising awareness, affinity, and acclaim for Chilean wines in over 100 countries worldwide. Hailing from Apalta in Chile’s Cochalgua Valley, Viña Montes produces 950,000 cases annually through its vineyards La Finca de Apalta (in Apalta); El Arcangel Estate (in Marchigue); and Los Nogales Estate (in Curico). Among the company labels are Montes Alpha “M,” Montes Folly, Purple Angel, Montes Alpha, Montes Classic Series, Montes Cherub, and Montes Twins. In 2004, a new cellar was created at Apalta through an investment of more than US$7 million. Chilean architect Samuel Claro, from the Claro and Swinburn Agency, created the space, which was decorated by Paula Gutierrez, a nationally renowned designer. Here, technology and equipment reside in a peaceful environment incorporating Feng Shui elements – water, air, metal and wood- to encourage harmony and a positive atmosphere, enhancing the total experience and resulting wines. Read less

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09/30/2010

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External Reviews for Montes Merlot Alpha Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Tasty mixed berry fruit gets a shading of roasted vanilla and briar on the open-knit finish.


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

Soft and ripe, with easy plum and red berry fruit. Hints of toast and herbs on the finish. Drink now.


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

Ripe with an abundance of jammy plum and blueberry flavors with hints of cinnamon and cloves in the finish.


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

Fresh, with open-knit berry fruit and good spice and toast notes. Finishes with a briery touch. Drink now.


External Review
04/13/2011

WA 90 Pts - According to Wine Advocate: The 2008 Alpha Merlot is dark ruby red with an intriguing nose of cocoa/chocolate malt, a hint of herbs, cassis, and black cherry. Sweetly-fruited on the palate with a sense of elegance, this is a savory effort with good volume and a silky finish. It will offer enjoyment over the next 6-8 years. Rated 90+


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Therersquo;s a Spanish accent to this spicy, cinnamon-scented red, with its smooth texture, predominant oak and sweet cherry flavors. Not an ager, it offers easy-drinking now.


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

Jammy style, with raspberry and plum flavors and a dose of toast. Chunky, with moderate grip in the end, so drink up with barbecue. Drink now.


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