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Walnut Crest Merlot Rapel Valley
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Store it a while
by Glock13170316
Consumer Reports had this tested several years ago and it was rated highly by blind taste tests. The low price doesn't mean low quality. I put a case in the basement every year and I think it gets less tannic and smoother after 5-7 years.
97-98 Walnut Crest
by Mike Ott
97-98 Walnut Crest were excellant, 99 and 00 are 4 stars too
Best under $4
by Leighton10666311
Best by far under $4 red I have had. Better than some $12-$15 I have had to. Let it sit in the glass 5 to 10 min before drinking. Got better and better as it sat out of the bottle. Enjoy!

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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 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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