William Cole Winemaker's Special Reserve 2010, Casablanca Valley

Red Blend Red Blend
Casablanca Valley, Chile

$14.25 (325431)

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86 pts
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July 06, 2013

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very fresh, simple, ripe cabernet-merlot-carménère blend with some cassis, mint and chocolate. It’s medium...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Sweet, vegetal, oaky, smoky, with hard tannins and rustic texture, short finish. Basic. Tasted May 2013. Value Rating: *

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2010 William Cole Winemaker's Special Reserve, composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Carmenere and 25% Merlot that was aged in French Oak for 12 months has intense aromas of green pepper (Carmenere’s signature note), blackberry, black currant, smoke and subtle vanilla and wood. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine, with good acidity, refined tannins (decant for 30 min) and a smooth finish of a good length. It is a food friendly wine or can be sipped by itself; best to age (evolution potential +1 pt) – drink 2015-2020. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89-90 pts – recommended for its quality/value and for expressive Carmenere notes. Shared by Krista Lamb http://kristalamb.blogspot.ca/ tasted August/13.

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