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2006 Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Alpha Colchagua Valley
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2009

($27; includes 10% merlot) Ruby-red. Lively aromas of red- and blackcurrant are complicated by fresh rose and smoky Indian spices. Fresh red berry flavors stain the palate without any undue weight, picking up subtle tobacco and floral character on the back end. Impressively graceful cabernet with very good finishing clarity and sweetness.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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