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Penalolen 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Date: Fri, Nov 1, 2013 Wine Tasting

Price: Around $19 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Color: Deep ruby Nose: Intense ripe black berries, plums, coffee and chocolate. Taste: Dry with medium body. Juicy fruit, tasty, with sensuous tannins that drift off into a long finish. Summary: Penalolen has been very consistent in the last few years, producing one of Chile’s best cabernet sauvignon wines […]

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Viu Manent Gran Reserva 2011 Chardonnay

Date: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 Wine Tasting

Price: $11 Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Color: Pale yellow Nose: Banana and citrus fruit Taste: Dry with pear and citrus fruit notes. Creamy in mouth with a crisp acidity. Summary: A nicely balanced chardonnay with just the right amount of oak. Product of Chile’s Casablanca Valley.

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El Milagro Reserva 2010 Carmenere

Date: Sat, Jun 15, 2013 Wine Tasting

Price: Around $20 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Color: Deep purple Nose: Intense black berries with vanilla and toast Taste: Dry and dense in body. Silky ripe black fruit imbued with oak followed by a long finish. Summary: This chunky and earthy carmenere is very expressive of its varietal.  100% Carmenere fruit. Product of Chile’s Curico [...]

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Pargua 2008

Date: Wed, May 8, 2013 Wine Tasting

Price: Around $50 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Color: Deep ruby Nose: Plums, raisins, blackberries and hint of eucalyptus Taste: Dry and medium bodied. Ripe black fruit on palate. Silky tannins with a smooth long finish. Summary: Elegant and rich, this red blend captures the best of the Maipo valley. This red blend consists of 52% Cabernet [...]

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Santa Carolina Reserva 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Date: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 Wine Tasting

Price: Around $10 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Color: Deep ruby Nose: Black fruit, vanilla, and toast Taste: Dry and medium bodied. Smooth, rich black fruit with notes of black pepper. Long finish Summary: Though you don’t the complexity at this price point, it’s pretty tasty. Product of Chile’s Colchagua Valley.

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Anakena Single Vineyard 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

Date: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 Wine Tasting

Price: $11 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Color: Pale yellow Nose: Fresh cut grass, melon, and green apple Taste: Dry with pronounced mineral notes Summary: A very tangy and crisp Sauvignon Blanc to accompany your warm weather gatherings. Product of Chile’s Leyda valley.

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Tarapaca Gran Reserva 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 Wine Tasting

Price: Around $15 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Color: Deep ruby – tawny edges Nose: Black cherries, liquorice, stewed fruit, and a touch of cedar Taste: Dry and medium bodied. Ripe black fruit. Tannins are soft and buttery and in perfect symphony with the acidity. Summary: Given its elegant balance and $15 price tag, this is a good buy. [...]

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Apaltagua Reserva 2011 Pinot Noir

Date: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 Wine Tasting

Price: Around $12 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Color: Ruby Nose: Roses, raspberries, red cherries, and hint of leather Taste: Dry with light body. Bright acidity. Clean on the palate with red berries. Long finish. Summary: A complex nose and light and tasty mouth-feel make for an easy to sip PN. Product of Chile’s Curico [...]

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Estampa Estate 2010 Malbec-Petit Sirah

Date: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 Wine Tasting

Price: Around $12 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Color: Deep ruby-purple Nose: Black fruit, green bell pepper Taste: Dry with medium body and plum fruit flavor. Notes of black pepper and hint of earth. Soft tannins. Summary: I get a little more Petit Sirah then Malbec but still lush and tasty. 65% Malbec and 35% Petit [...]

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William Cole Albamar 2012 Chardonnay

Date: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 Wine Tasting

  Price: $12 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Color: Pale yellow with green hues Nose: Tropical and stone fruit, with a little green apple Taste: Dry and round. Notes of pear and nectarine. Nice acidity. Summary: Light and crisp. Great next to that salmon you’re gonna be grilling soon. Product of Chile’s Casablanca valley.

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Emiliana Natura 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

Date: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 Wine Tasting

Price: $10 Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Color: Pale yellow Nose: Tropical fruit, pineapple, green apple, and a little citrus fruit Taste: Dry with herbal notes. Tangy acidity and citrus fruit in mouth. Summary: Crisp and refreshing for your warm weather entertaining. Product of Chile’s Casablanca valley.

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Santa Ema 2008 Amplus ONE

Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 Wine Tasting

Price: Around $25 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Color: Deep dark ruby Nose: Intense violet flowers, red and black berries, black cherries, raisins, toast and chocolate Taste: Dry and round. Buttery tannins with plum and earth notes. Long finish. Summary: Taste and aromas are in sound balance. This red blend consisting of 75% Carmenere, 20% Syrah, [...]

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Los Vascos Grande Reserve 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Date: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 Wine Tasting

Price: Around $18 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Color: Deep ruby Nose: Red and black cherries, vanilla and a little cedar Taste: Dry with red fruit flavors, notes of cooked fruit, soft in mouth with good acidity. Long finish. Summary: Balanced and tasty. Give it half an hour and it opens wide. Product of Chile’s Colchagua [...]

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Viña Veramonte 2011 Chardonnay

Date: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 Wine Tasting

Price: $9 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Color: Yellow with a goldish tint Nose: Stone fruit with a little green grass Taste: Dry, and crisp with green apple flavors and good acidity. Summary: Simple, with good flavor, oak is well integrated. Product of Chile’s Casablanca valley.

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