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    Lapostolle Canto de Apalta Red Blend 2010
    Other Red Blends - Chile, South America

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    • WE91
    • TP90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Enthusiast, 90 Wine Spectator, 90 Tasting Panel

    Region: Chile, South America

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Other Info: Green Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 120805

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The fortuitous discovery of a nest in a wild bush on the slopes of Apalta Vineyard inspired the unique shape of Clos Apalta Winery, designed vertically, with a naturally cool location underground. Our red blend, Canto de Apalta, born from the harmonious relationship between Carmenère, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah also represents the melodious song of the unique community of birds that live in our vineyards.

    Canto de Apalta originates from Chile's central semi-arid Rapel Valley. Here, the Pacific's Humboldt Current keeps the days warm and dry, and the nights pleasantly cool, allowing the grapes to slowly ripen. Slow maturation guarantees that our wine is able to have an expressive nose and a pleasant structure. The grapes are hand-harvested and transported to the winery in temperature-controlled containers. Strict quality control continues at the winery through a state of the art optical berry selector, Vistalys, which chooses only the freshest, cleanest and purest grapes for our wine. No clarification and very light filtration create natural wines that are true expressions of their origin. Enjoy now as a perfect pairing for meats and elaborate dishes, or cellar for a few years.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This is a new wine from Lapostolle, bearing a nose that's intense and compact, with mineral and dark fruit aromas. It feels rich and muscular but not heavy, with berry, licorice, buttery oak and vanilla flavors. The finish is minty and chocolaty tasting. Carmenere, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah make up the blend.

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    A rich, smoky red, sporting dark cassis, grilled fig and macerated cherry notes to the iron, smoke and dark spice flavors that linger through the mocha-tinged finish. Carmenere, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Juicy black plum backed with tangy acidity; dense and ripe with balance and style (you see, Carmenere doesn't have to taste like toasted green herbs!); 36% Carmenere, 31% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah.

    90 Points
    Tasting Panel
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    William Herholtz (4/15/2014)
    A nice full bodied red blend with a dark inky color. Berry and tobacco flavors blend with soft tannins to yield a very easy drinking red with a long velvety finnish...
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    Carlos Arcentales (3/3/2014)
    very well balanced
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    Debbie Green (9/12/2013)
    yummy chocolaty goodness
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    Eric Price (5/22/2015)
    Good at best, certainly not great.
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    Tracy Adams (2/22/2013)

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