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2009 Vistamar Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah, Maipo Valley, Chile

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $19

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Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah is a classic combination of two great red-wine varieties. It has become so popular in Australia (where Syrah is known as Shiraz), that it is nicknamed by some as "The Great Australian Red Blend".

Best known for its commanding role in the wines of Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon provides much of the framework in this blend, but is often said to be lacking in the mid-palate (this is known as "the doughnut effect"). Happily, Australian-grown Shiraz is famously good at providing juicy, jammy fruit flavors that fill out the mid-palate. The two combine to create complex wines full of bright berry and dark fruit flavors.

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Region
  • Maipo Valley is one of Chile's most important wine-producing regions. Located just south of the capital, Santiago, Maipo Valley is home to some of the country's most prestigious wines. It is often described as the 'Bordeaux of South America', and rich, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon is undoubtedly its most celebrated wine style.

    Maipo is at the very northern end of Chile's extensive Central Valley, running from just north of the Rapel Valley up to where the countryside begins to give way to houses and roads in the southern suburbs of Santiago. The Coastal Range separates the area from the Pacific coast, and on the eastern side, the Andes Mountains rise suddenly and dramatically, separating Maipo from the Argentinean region of Mendoza.

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  • Chile is one of South America's most important wine-producing countries. Occupying a thin strip down the western coast of the continent, it is home to a wide range of terroirs, leading some commentators to describe the country as a "winegrower's paradise". An equally wide range of wine styles are made here as a result, from the crisp, grassy ...more


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