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Beyond the big reds Cabernet and Carmenère, Chilean vintners are honing their skills with a host of cool-climate varieties
Kim Marcus
Issue: May 31, 2014

The recent crop from Chile, led by the 2010 and 2011 vintages, throws into bold relief the increasing diversity of wines being pursued by the nation's vintners. Big reds based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Chile's signature Carmenère grape remain dominant, with quality that can be ranked as world-class, but there is much more to enjoy and explore. Wine Spectator's Kim Marcus explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 22, 2014.

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