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    Other Red Blends - Walla Walla Valley, Washington


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    Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine Spectator

    Region: Walla Walla Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Other Info: Boutique Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 113165

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This wine is boss! Bloody and earthy with raw leather and sun roasted tomato. Super savory...paella please.

    80% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

    Critical Acclaim:

    Grown in one of the sites made famous by Christophe Baron, Charles Smith’s 2009 El Jefe En Chamberlin is comprised of Tempranillo co-fermented with 34% Cabernet Sauvignon. Lusciously brimming with juicy blackberry, elderberry and cassis, the smoky Tempranillo typicity here encompasses both ends of the cigar: rich, resinous, toasty and juicy on the one hand and ashen on the other. Here’s one of those instances where you swear you’re licking stones in the finish, an impression that only serves to broadcast the wine’s abundance of juicy dark berry fruit. Vibrant and for all of its density and metaphoric darkness downright refreshing in a way I can recall from few Tempranillos, this ought to be fascinating to follow and to employ (cautiously!) at table over at least the better part of a decade.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Good full red. Complex nose melds redcurrant, mocha, licorice, camphor and crushed stone. Supple and nicely concentrated, offering a glyceral, fleshy texture without any heaviness. This nicely structured blend finishes with good grip.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Generous, round and focused, with blackberry and black olive flavors pushing through a veil of mildly gritty tannins. This has a deft balance that lets the flavors emerge smoothly. Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2016. 135 cases made.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
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