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Concha y Toro Merlot Casillero del Diablo Central Valley
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Great Merlot
11/15/2006
by Huth12159414
Great merlot if you ignore the sediment at the end of the bottle!
A great find for amateurs.
10/30/2009
by Trahan13650374
This wine is a great deal for the money. While not comparable with the better (more expensive) Merlots, it is not too far behind in taste.
12/17/2006
by Eble11944426
smooth, fruit forward, a bit of bite in the finish

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About Chile

Virtually every wine region in Chile benefits from proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the cooling Humboldt Current that flows up from the South Pole. Although Chile extends more than 2,000 miles from north to south, its grape-growing regions are clustered in the center of the country, where rainfall is concentrated during the winter months, and where an absence of fungal diseases makes for relatively carefree grape-farming.
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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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