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Budget Bottle USD 13.95 750ml

Vina Estampa Reserves Carmenere Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2008

Member Review by davethewav9:

Not bad, not great. Just ok. Little bit of oak, little bit of fruit.

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Viña Estampa:
The origin of Estampa’s name was nothing short of a miracle…, in Santiago, Chile, when a traveling salesman near the central plaza was offering various religious Estampas -pocket-size religious images- to passers-by. Suddenly, he saw the Lady of Carmen Estampa take-off by itself and miraculously start flying over his head. After more than half an hour of rambling flight -much to the growing cro... Read more
The origin of Estampa’s name was nothing short of a miracle…, in Santiago, Chile, when a traveling salesman near the central plaza was offering various religious Estampas -pocket-size religious images- to passers-by. Suddenly, he saw the Lady of Carmen Estampa take-off by itself and miraculously start flying over his head. After more than half an hour of rambling flight -much to the growing crowd’s dismay- the Estampa traveled from one side of the plaza to the other, then crossed the Mapocho River until it gracefully landed on the feet of a woman teaching catechism to her children. To celebrate this extraordinary event, a catholic church was built in 1794 in the same place where the Estampa landed and was named the church of Our Lady of Carmen of the Flying Estampa. Don Manuel González Dieguez, Spanish immigrant and grandfather of the current González family, bought a wheat mill located next to the newly founded church and named it Molino Estampa after the flying Estampa miracle. Today over a century old, the original grain mill is still in operation, but the latest generation of Don Manuel’s descendants, the González-Ortiz family, has put a modern twist on the family business. Nowadays, the family has applied its milling experience in a new technical grains company with a list of international clientele. The González-Ortiz family has continued the legacy of their great grandfather with a new interest, again with a technical twist. The family built the first winery in Chile dedicated to Assemblage wines and they named it Estampa to keep the tradition within the family, and to honor both the miracle of the flying Estampa and the vision of the company’s founder, Don Manuel González Dieguez. These visionaries provided Estampa with modern viticulture and infrastructure, together with the technological platform to guarantee the production of New World wines of international quality marked by the distinctive Estampa style. This style is already receiving global recognition, both in prestigious wine competitions and from the specialized wine press. Read less

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Snooth User: davethewav9
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2.50 5
03/28/2012

Not bad, not great. Just ok. Little bit of oak, little bit of fruit.


Snooth User: dustoff43
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4.50 5
01/28/2011

A great wine for the price. Deep dark purple color with big nose featuring ripe fruit. Needs about 20 minues after pouring to really open up when at room temp. Blackberry/dark plum notes, smooth and full tasting with a hint of mushroom, leather and fresh turned earth yet a dryness on the back of the pallet that has a long finish. Great with red meat, spicey sauses and also dark chocolate. Should lay down for 4/5 years and be even better. Most people arn't aware of the character the 30% carmenere adds, so brown bag this while your guest brag about it then see who can guess the grape varietals.



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