Tag Archives: Chile

Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, 2011, Colchagua, Chile

16 Jan

DSC03214Bright straw-yellow in color. Intensely aromatic on the nose with fresh citrus aromas of lime and grapefruit, complemented by clean mineral notes. Crisp and refreshing on the palate, with racy acidity and a long, flavorful finish. $15


Arenal Pinot Noir, 2012, Cachapoal Valley, Chile

12 Jan

10Chilean Pinot Noir is great for the pocketbook. With aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry, and fennel, it’s hard to find  better Pinot for the price. Medium-bodied with bright acidity, making it perfect for any number of lighter dishes, from roast chicken to broiled salmon. $12

Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Carmenere, 2011, Peumo, Chile

12 Jan

11Chilean Carmenere splits the difference between the tannic structure of Cabernet and the more rounded mocha notes of Merlot. CYT’s Gran Reserva shows plenty of earth behind the deep, dark fruit. When we ran our inaugural Chili & Wine Showdown back in November, this bottle stole Best Wine and Best Pairing! $15

Bela Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011, Colchagua Valley, Chile

11 Jan

DSC03172Late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon truly flourishes in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, where the warm, dry climate allows it to ripen thoroughly and develop rich red fruit, berry, black currant, and fig aromas and flavors. This little beauty also shows complex notes of pencil lead and black tea. $22

Oveja Negra Sauvignon Blanc/Carménère Blend, 2012, Maule Valley, Chile

16 Oct

099You read that right: a white wine made from Sauvignon Blanc and Carménère. Truly unique, fresh and aromatic wine with citrusy grapefruit notes, a hint of tropical fruit, subtle mineral character and a fruity, herbal touch from the Carmenére. Broil some halibut and appreciate this offbeat but approachable wine. $14

Casa Silva Carménère, 2012, Colchagua Valley, Chile

16 Oct

098An intense, dark ruby in color, this seamlessly smooth Carménère offers defined aromas of ripe red fruits, orange peel, tobacco and coffee. There’s a toasty intimation of well-integrated French oak, and the juicy, rounded palate has soft tannins and notes of cinnamon and blackberry. Should be ideal with roast chicken or spicy Mexican food. $12

De Martino Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011, Maipo Valley, Chile

16 Oct

096ORGANIC. This Cabernet Sauvignon is fruity and elegant, with intense notes of red fruit, cassis, blackberries and spice. The oak delivers sweet toasty notes that amplify the fruit and body. Full and fresh, with a concentrated mouthfeel. Try a bottle with lamb burgers topped with Stilton. $15