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2006 Casa Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon Cuvee Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Colchagua Valley
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2009

($25; includes 15% merlot) Vivid ruby. Fresh red berries and candied cherry on the nose, with complicating notes of potpourri and minerals. Fresh, finely etched redcurrant and raspberry flavors are given spine by tangy minerals and framed by silky tannins. Impressively precise on the finish, which repeats the mineral note.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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