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Vina Calina Calina Reserve Carmenere 2005

Member Review by dynowine:

Reminded me a bit of a Bordeaux, rich and very nice with air time, tested decanted 0.5 to 1.5 hrs. Dark red color. Nose of dry dusty bread, hints of mineral, sour dark fruit, and cedar spice. In the mouth had ripe slightly sour dark fruit (blue-boysenberry, dark cherry, perhaps elderberry or cassis) with hints of spicy wood and notes of dark coffee. Finish fades slowly with tastes of fruit, tannin, and wood. Dryish. Body medium or slightly higher, acid medium, tannin medium or higher. Good QPR as is often true for Chilean Carmenere, one of the best grapes from the area.

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Winery: Viña Calina  
Color: Red
Varietal: Carmenère
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Viña Calina:
Viña Calina is situated atop a gentle slope overlooking the northern Maule Valley midway between the Andes and coastal mountains. The winery produces a collection of red Bordeaux varietals with its Calina Reserva, Alcance and Bravura labels. From a modern understanding of site. Calina Reserva wines are blends from the best of Chile's great wine regions. Alcance wines are estate-based wines refl... Read more
Viña Calina is situated atop a gentle slope overlooking the northern Maule Valley midway between the Andes and coastal mountains. The winery produces a collection of red Bordeaux varietals with its Calina Reserva, Alcance and Bravura labels. From a modern understanding of site. Calina Reserva wines are blends from the best of Chile's great wine regions. Alcance wines are estate-based wines reflecting the temperate climate and excellent soils of the El Maitén Vineyard. Bravura, produced only in banner vintages, is a Super-Chilean Cabernet blend. Inspired by its Chilean ancestry, Viña Calina specializes in Carménère, Chile's signature varietal and lost grape of Bordeaux. Viña Calina is defining its place in the Maule Valley with a state-of-the-art winery and newly acquired estate vineyards. The Maule Valley itself mirrors Chile's evolution of two worlds coming together. Old-world European heritage and new-world innovation are found intertwined in the countryside's two-hundred year-old vines bordering recent plantings in sites prized for their quality. Viña Calina is at the heart of this evolution with wines rooted in Chilean soil yet crafted using modern winemaking techniques. Read less

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Snooth User: dynowine
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09/19/2010

Reminded me a bit of a Bordeaux, rich and very nice with air time, tested decanted 0.5 to 1.5 hrs. Dark red color. Nose of dry dusty bread, hints of mineral, sour dark fruit, and cedar spice. In the mouth had ripe slightly sour dark fruit (blue-boysenberry, dark cherry, perhaps elderberry or cassis) with hints of spicy wood and notes of dark coffee. Finish fades slowly with tastes of fruit, tannin, and wood. Dryish. Body medium or slightly higher, acid medium, tannin medium or higher. Good QPR as is often true for Chilean Carmenere, one of the best grapes from the area.




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