(From 2009 Vintage) This compact red slowly opens to reveal dense, layered flavors of plum sauce, fig paste, game and iron. Fresh, with integrated tannins and a long, mocha- and spice-tinged finish.
(From 2010 Vintage) We seek to bring out the full potential of the ancient vines at Neyen. The history, intensity and complexity of their fruit are woven into an elegant, balanced and textural blend of our winery’s emblematic varieties: Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon. Carmenere, the principal component of the blend, is complemented by the potency of Cabernet Sauvignon; together they allow us to capture the “Spirit of Apalta” in every bottle we make and to offer the finest wine possible.
Robert ParkerRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/15/2010