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92 • Echeverria 2007 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley$10.90. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Spicy blueberry-vanilla custard pie, waxy honeycomb, and toffee. Supple and silky with a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body. Crisp and lively on the finish with tart dried berries and apples, cocoa powder, sweet spices, clay and cedar cigar box notes. Excellent complexity and deft use of oak make this a pleasure to sip or pair with steaks. (tasted on Sep-13-2010)
91 • Echeverria 2008 Reserva, Merlot, Curico Valley$10.90. Best Buy.
Deep ruby black color. Aromas of berry pie, roasted root vegetables and greens and melted toffee. Round and soft with a rich dry-yet-fruity medium body. Notes of roasted pepper, olive, and earth round out the finish nicely. Delicious. (tasted on Sep-13-2010)
91 • Rio Real 2008 Reserva, Vinho Regional Lisboa $12.99. Best Buy.
Rich aromas of dried currant and cherries, cocoa, roasted nuts, bacon fat, and spice with a smooth, supple fruity-yet-dry medium body and a crisp, tangy finish with soft dusty tannins. A very nice sipper. (tasted on Sep-27-2010)
91 • Du Von 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Robertson$10.50. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet color. Aromas of spicy apple custard, cocoa, dried currant and clay with a chewy juicy fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a zesty black raspberry liqueur, nut, rosemary, and white peppercorn finish with chewy tannins. Big and brawny; serve with game. (tasted on Sep-20-2010)