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Corralillo Winemaker's Blend 2016 Details

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Corralillo Winemaker's Blend 2016




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Tasting Notes

Corralillo Winemaker’s Blend is a bright and intense red with violet hues. The nose shows deep red fruit aromas, along with cocoa and spices. It has a fairly complete palate, medium-bodied with round and smooth tannins. Each of the four grape varieties in the wine contribute different taste characteristics – the Syrah delivers spiciness, as well as violets and damp earth; the Malbec adds floral and berry notes; the Cabernet Franc gives the wine structure and tannins and the Petite Verdot adds the final touch to the blend. The result is a complex and long-lasting wine with well-integrated oak.

Winemaker Notes

The grapes are sourced from older vines grown in El Rosario. The different varieties for this blend are cultivated according to the principles of organic and Biodynamic agriculture. Each grape varietal was submitted to cold maceration for seven days prior to alcoholic fermentation, and then a set of specific oenological techniques was used for each component in order to bring out the characteristics of each one. Each lot was aged 18\months in French oak barrels from different coopers, forests and toasting levels. Finally, the blend was made using specific percentages of each one of the lots to achieve a balanced and complex wine.

Pairings

Decanting recommended. Suggested serving temperature of 64° F. This wine is ideally served with red meats, barbecues, lamb, pasta, spicy foods, and mature cheese.

Ratings

2015: 94 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2018
2014: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate, Apr 2017
2013: 93 Pts - James Suckling, May 2016
2012: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Aug 2014
2012: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, June 2015
2011: 92 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb. 2015
2011: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug. 2014
2010: 92 Pts "Editors’ Choice" - Wine Enthusiast 'Top 100 Wines for 2013'
2010: 91 Pts - Wine & Spirits, June 2013
2009: 91 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb. 2012
2008: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Nov. 2010
2008: 90 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb, 2011
2006: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, Apr. 2009

Wine Profile

Vintage 2016
Wine Style Red Wine
Appellation San Antonio
Acid 3.43 g/l
PH 3.45
Residual Sugar 1.8 g/l
Alcohol % 14.5%
Size 750 ml