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Montes Purple Angel 2006

None-too-subtle oak. Very rich, naturally. Strong blueberry notes. Maybe too young; good acids on finish. One reviewer wrote, "one of the best Carmeneres available. If you don't think so, we're no longer friends." This is a big, deep, rich, powerful wine, Carmenere as good as it gets.
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Fredric Koeppel

Fredric Koeppel wrote a weekly nationally distributed wine column from 1984 to 2004. He ran the now defunct website KoeppelOnWine until it became too complicated and in December 2006 launched the blog biggert...
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Viviane Bauquet Farre

A native of a French island in the South Pacific, Viviane Bauquet Farre publishes food & style, showcasing innovative recipes inspired by seasonal ingredients and local farmers. She has appeared in and cont...