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William Fèvre Don Victor Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Maipo Valley Chile Central Valley " Maipo Vina William Fèvre Cab.sauvignon 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

<br/> William Fèvre was one of the first in a now long list of European vignerons attracted to the benevolent climate and pure soils of Chile. Don Victor comes from panoramic vineyards in the high Maipo Valley, in the enclave of Pirque to be precise. The grapes have been hand-harvested and matured for four months in both French and American barrels.<br/><br/><br/><br/> This wine is made from 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, the latter lending attractive aromas and a pleasing freshness to a palate which is rich and finely structured, with notes of plum and blackberry on the attack and a spicy finish. With soft nicely crafted tannins and balancing acidity, this would work well with casseroles or game.<br/><br/> (Simon Field MW - BBR Buyer)<br/><br/>

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KARMÈRE VINEYARDS AND WINERY OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY is a result of five generations of farming and a love of the land and rural life. Marilyn K Hoopes, co-founder of Karmère, grew up in Teton Valley, Idaho on a potato farm on the Teton river in full view of the Grand Tetons. In l978, at age twenty-six, she moved to Amador County and fell in love with the bucolic Shenandoah Valley. She also fell i... Read more
KARMÈRE VINEYARDS AND WINERY OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY is a result of five generations of farming and a love of the land and rural life. Marilyn K Hoopes, co-founder of Karmère, grew up in Teton Valley, Idaho on a potato farm on the Teton river in full view of the Grand Tetons. In l978, at age twenty-six, she moved to Amador County and fell in love with the bucolic Shenandoah Valley. She also fell in love with Todd Pickens who had recently moved from the Bay area and prior from L.A. to Amador County to become a "back to the lander." They made their home in Jackson, California and in l990 bought their first piece of property in Shenandoah Valley: a seventeen acre parcel adjacent to Terre Rouge. This is their home place. In l994, they completed an IRS 1031 real property trade and obtained the eighty-nine acre Jameson Ranch where the winery and tasting facility now exists. The name "Karmère" (car-mare) is in honor of Marilyn's mother Karma Hoopes: "mère" is the French word for mother. Since the land exchanged came from Marilyn's parent's estate and the existing farm in Idaho bears her father's name, Marilyn decided to honor her mother's hard work and vision and thus the name was created. Marilyn, an attorney, and Todd, an optometrist, are the parents of three grown children, Josh, Jared, and Hayley. All of the children are involved in the winery or vineyards. Todd continues to practice optometry and Marilyn works as a part-time Administrative Law Judge devoting the majority of her time to the winery and vineyards. The first Zinfandel vines were planted in l994. Plantings of zin, syrah, barbera, viognier, primitivo and nebbiolo have continued with sixty-seven acres planted of the hundred and five total. Read less

<br/> William Fèvre was one of the first in a now long list of European vignerons attracted to the benevolent climate and pure soils of Chile. Don Victor comes from panoramic vineyards in the high Maipo Valley, in the enclave of Pirque to be precise. The grapes have been hand-harvested and matured for four months in both French and American barrels.<br/><br/><br/><br/> This wine is made from 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, the latter lending attractive aromas and a pleasing freshness to a palate which is rich and finely structured, with notes of plum and blackberry on the attack and a spicy finish. With soft nicely crafted tannins and balancing acidity, this would work well with casseroles or game.<br/><br/> (Simon Field MW - BBR Buyer)<br/><br/>

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