Viña Vik

Viña Vik - 2013

Item # 33809 750mL
$159.99/ Single Bottle
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$1919.88 $1727.89/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Winemaker Patrick Valette of Pavie fame is one of the forces behind this new Chilean project Viña Vik in the Millahue Valley two hours south of the capital city of Santiago. There are over 300 ha of dense plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère, rendering a sophisticated, full-bodied red wine with incredible finesse. Owners Alex and Carrie Vik have a passion for wine, art, and design and have created a beautiful property that's surrounded by the forested Andes. In addition to the winery, there is a hotel and incredible grounds to host the most decadent of vacationers.


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