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Brilliant violet dark. Aromas of red and forest fruits, notes of leather and vanilla. Juicy, soft and ripe tannins an...Read more...
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A best buy in my book. Medium bodies with a silky mouth fell. A nose of hickory with hints of blackberry. Rich in tannins with a subtle wild berry ... Read more
Green, earthy scent. Berry flavor, sour/dry, with a mocha finish. Read more
Earthy scent. Dry, tangy and a bit powdery. Read more
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A best buy in my book. Medium bodies with a silky mouth fell. A nose of hickory with hints of blackberry. Rich in tannins with a subtle wild berry taste. Long, lasting finish.
Green, earthy scent. Berry flavor, sour/dry, with a mocha finish.
Earthy scent. Dry, tangy and a bit powdery.
Has a honeysuckle/flowery scent. Has a "thick" lemony flavor and a floral/hay aftertaste.
Rating 89. This wine is full bodied with strong fruit and tannins with some oak on the nose . Nose also reveal fruity complex aroma
My Rating 89: Firm good fruit body with complex flavors. Nose strong perfumed with hint of Berries. Real bargain for $ 9 at Costco
Not sure about this wine. I tried it the first glass on one day and liked it. Then the next night (sealed as I normally do with my wine) and it was a totally different wine - not in a good way. I have a second bottle to try again but with so many other good buys out there I am not inclined to put this on the to buy again list. And had the second bottle that I had in the cellar this past weekend (8/29) and my impression did not improve at all on this. Oh well they can not all be good bottles.
External Reviews for Viña Santa Rita Merlot Rapel Valley 120
The medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon is a superb value. Chocolate-laced blackberries can be found in its sexy aromas. On the palate, loads of black fruits, including cherries, blackberries, and cassis are ensconced in this admirably extracted and concentrated medium-bodied wine. It is velvety-textured, has excellent depth, and displays copious amounts of soft, ripe tannins. Anticipated maturity: now-2009.
Produced from the best barrels of the vintage, this Cabernet has currant and red plum flavors with an underpinning of sweet vanilla oak.
This medium-bodied red has a minty aroma that follows through to the palate, where it's joined by currant and red plum flavors. Drink now through 2002.
Smoke, herbal and plum aromas lead into a light-bodied, graceful Merlot that sports crushed raspberry followed by easy tannins on the finish. Drink now.
Pleasant mix of red and black berry fruit, with noticeable herb hints as well. Slightly firm on the finish for a Merlot, but good character. Drink now.
Bright ruby. Attractive aromas of cherry, raspberry, cola and black pepper. Sweet, supple and round, with good intensity to the straightforward dark fruit flavors. In no way complex but very easy to drink and avoiding the greenness of so many inexpensive (and expensive!) merlots. Finishes with lingering sweetness and an echo of pepper.
Nice Old World-style Cab, with mineral, earth and cedar notes running through the dark currant fruit, which puts on muscle through the finish. Drink now through 2004.
Brilliant violet dark. Aromas of red and forest fruits, notes of leather and vanilla. Juicy, soft and ripe tannins and a very elegant finish.
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