Wine Spectator 91 points - An elegant red, with seductive smoky accents to meaty roasted plum and savory spice flavors. Tobacco leaf notes and plenty of tannins show on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases made.-KM
(Dec 31 2014)
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Wine maker notes
We believe that to truly express our terroirs in a wine, we must first get to know our vineyards and to understand our soils. There is no recipe for such winemaking, but my father, Jorge, and I have been taught three, important ingredients: passion, patience and time.
Cuarto Dominio is the expression of two very small and unique lots in the San Carlos vineyard, which sits 900 meters above sea level. The difference between these two parcels is the soil composition. Lot A is only 2 hectares and comprised of 70% sand, 15% lime and 15% clay. Lot B is even smaller, just1,4 hectares, and comprised of 90% sand 10% lime and surface stones.
Lot A lends ripe plum and chocolate flavors, a very soft and supple mouthfeel with excellent structure and length. Lot B offers more blackberry fruit with a slight earthy mineral tone, notes of spicy black pepper, exceptional concentration and explosive floral aromatic.