This truely is a kitchen sink blend as the description refers to it. Heavy blends are nothing new, France does it, Canada does, Austalia does it lots of places do it. This one is an odd blend at best. 53% Carmenere, 30% Cab Sauv, 14% Cab Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. On the palette the dominant taste is Cab Franc. Close your eyes, don’t read the label and what you have here is a smooth Cab Franc. Bizarre given the blend. Also missing is much Oak. Surprising given that the wine is aged 14 months in Oak. So all in all the wine is good if put in the proper presepective. That being, don’t read the label 🙂

ESTAMPA GOLD ASSEMBLAGE 2004 Colchagua Valley Estate Bottled The Estampa philosophy is based on achieving the perfect blend. They make no single varietal wines and the Gold Assemblage is their top tier. This wine is 53% Carménere 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 14% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Enjoy with rich pasta dishes. 47522 $18.95
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