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Viña Caliterra Merlot Colchagua Valley Reserva 2007

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Caliterra was established in 1996 as a joint venture between the families of Robert Mondavi and Viña Errazuriz. In January 2004 Viña Errazuriz became the sole owners of Caliterra, at the heart of which is the impressive 1000ha Caliterra Estate. The name Caliterra is taken from 'Calidad', Spanish for quality, and 'Tierra' - land. The wine making philosophy of Caliterra is to produce environmentaly friendly quality wines in the heart of the Colchagua Valley. The focus is around the 1000ha Caliterra estate in Colchagua where 242ha are currently under vine. Crucially a large proportion of this estate, and all new plantings, are on prime hillside sites resulting in high quality fruit and complex wines. Today, Caliterra is sold in 50 countries on five continents. Harvest 2007 will be remembered through out the country as one of the best. For Caliterra, it has been the best ever. The Cenit 2007 has dark ruby red dyes when tilting the glass. The nose is impressive. It’s being tasted before seeing the light of day so it is young, strong, with powerful fruit. It shows its potential for aging which would be more than a decade. Furthermore, of the three versions of the Cenit this is the freshest and liveliest. In the mouth it fills as few wines can. With an almost oily smoothness, but at the same time marking a nerve that makes it very tasty. As his brother predecessor, it has a virtually indefinite length. Jay Miller for Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gives this wine 92+ points and writes, "Cenit is one of Chile’s better known icon wines. The 2007 Cenit is made up of 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Malbec, and 20% Petit Verdot. It displays a classy aromatic array of pain grille, pencil lead, spice box, incense, blackcurrant, and black cherry. Reminiscent of a quality classified growth Bordeaux, it has plenty of ripe fruit, a firm structure, and several years of aging potential. It will offer a drinking window extending from 2014 to 2027."

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Snooth User: martins2002
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12/18/2011

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Caliterra was established in 1996 as a joint venture between the families of Robert Mondavi and Viña Errazuriz. In January 2004 Viña Errazuriz became the sole owners of Caliterra, at the heart of which is the impressive 1000ha Caliterra Estate. The name Caliterra is taken from 'Calidad', Spanish for quality, and 'Tierra' - land. The wine making philosophy of Caliterra is to produce environmentaly friendly quality wines in the heart of the Colchagua Valley. The focus is around the 1000ha Caliterra estate in Colchagua where 242ha are currently under vine. Crucially a large proportion of this estate, and all new plantings, are on prime hillside sites resulting in high quality fruit and complex wines. Today, Caliterra is sold in 50 countries on five continents. Harvest 2007 will be remembered through out the country as one of the best. For Caliterra, it has been the best ever. The Cenit 2007 has dark ruby red dyes when tilting the glass. The nose is impressive. It’s being tasted before seeing the light of day so it is young, strong, with powerful fruit. It shows its potential for aging which would be more than a decade. Furthermore, of the three versions of the Cenit this is the freshest and liveliest. In the mouth it fills as few wines can. With an almost oily smoothness, but at the same time marking a nerve that makes it very tasty. As his brother predecessor, it has a virtually indefinite length. Jay Miller for Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gives this wine 92+ points and writes, "Cenit is one of Chile’s better known icon wines. The 2007 Cenit is made up of 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Malbec, and 20% Petit Verdot. It displays a classy aromatic array of pain grille, pencil lead, spice box, incense, blackcurrant, and black cherry. Reminiscent of a quality classified growth Bordeaux, it has plenty of ripe fruit, a firm structure, and several years of aging potential. It will offer a drinking window extending from 2014 to 2027."

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