Tag Archives: Colchagua Valley

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

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

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