Price: Around $12 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Color: Goldish-yellow with greenish hue Nose: Green apple, tropical fruit and fresh cut grass. Taste: Dry, light and crisp. Round in mouth with the right amount of acidity to compliment the mild fruit and herbal flavors. Summary: At $12 you should pick up a case of this [...]
Price: Around $42 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Color: Deep ruby Nose: Medium intesity nose with ripe black plums and blackberries. Hints of olive and liquorice. Taste: Dry with low tannin structure. Medium acidity and body. Round and silky in mouth. Ripe black fruit on the palate with notes of dried fruit and sweet spice. Summary: Juicy and well [...]
Price: Around $19 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Color: Deep ruby Nose: Intense black and red fruit with herbal notes and black pepper Taste: Dry with medium tannin structure. Medium acidity. Plum fruit with hints of raisins and figs. Long finish. Summary: This cab dominated blend consisting of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Carmenere, and 10% Petit Verdot. A medium [...]
Price: Around $25 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Color: Deep ruby-garnet Nose: Black fruit; spices and oak. Notes of blackberries, vanilla, and charred wood Taste: Dry with medium tannins. Medium acid intensity. Flavors of red and black fruit on the palate. Long finish. Summary: Behind the fragrant nose lies a tasty and balanced Cab. It is really a Cab dominated [...]
Price: Around $45 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Color: Deep ruby Nose: Intense black fruit; blackberries, black cherries, blueberries, violets, black pepper, dried fruit, wet leaves and earthy Taste: Very dry with pleasant tannin structure. All the black fruit on the nose is present on the palate, plus hits of dark chocolate, and sweet spices. Finish is long [...]
Price: Around $20 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Color: Goldish-yellow with greenish hue Nose: Tropical fruit with peach, nectarines and white blossom flowers Taste: Dry with juicy citrus fruit. Crisp with tangy acidity. Round with a soft finish. Summary: For spending nine months maturing in oak, the wood tones are very light. Pleasant summer chiller. [...]
Price: Around $18 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Color: Deep ruby Nose: Blackberries and black cherries with a hint of eucalyptus and earth Taste: Dry with soft tannins. Lush and round in mouth with plum and black fruit flavors. Long finish Summary: Juicy, creamy and lush. Good acidity with a nose that tells tales of a far away land. [...]
Price: Around $19 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Color: Pale yellow Nose: Lychee, fresh cut grass, and lemon zest Taste: Dry and light. Sharp acidity with green apple and citrus fruit on the palate. Minerality abounds on the finish. Summary: A refreshing wine with mellow, well integrated fruit flavor. And as the name EQ implies [...]
Price: Around $15 Color: Ruby-violet-red Nose: Beautiful nose. Strawberries and cherries Taste: All the red fruit on the nose carries through to the palate. Medium bodied, with smoke and pepper. Summary: This Pinot Noir originates from Chile’s Casablanca valley. Its rated at 13.9% alcohol. A fruit filled Pinot that goes down smooth. Good accompaniment to [...]
Price: Around $6 Color: Pale yellow-green Nose: Tropical and citrus fruit Taste: Light with crisp acidic bite with a subtle grassy character. Summary: A pleasant accompaniment to seafood and fish at a very good price. A good comparable Chilean Sauvignon in this price range would be Vinas Chilenas Sauvignon Blanc available at Trader Joe’s.
Price: Around $17 Color: Deep ruby red Nose: Blackberries, vanilla and strawberry, very nice. Taste: Round, with red fruit flavor. Flavorful with all components in balance. A silky long finish. Summary: This Cab hails from Chile’s Maipo valley. Where most of Chile’s best Cabs originate from. With every Maipo cab I try, I find a [...]
Price: Around $20 Color: Deep dark red Nose: Strawberries and black cherries Taste: Mouth filling and dense. Rich and jammy. Tannins present but sublime. Lots of interesting things going on in the flavor department. All good. Long on the finish. Summary: This blend consists of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot, and Carmenere, [...]
Price: Around $7 Color: Deep Red-Violet Nose: Blackberries, rhubarb, and cherries Taste: Dense and peppery. Dark chocolate flavors. Soft on the pallate. Summary: Nothing too spectacular going on here for the money, but its pleasant tasting and fairly balanced. Serve along with cheeses, spicy dishes, and always good along pastas or pizzas. This wine originates [...]
Well, how about if we start with these few. This is not a complete nor definitive list of the best Chilean wines. But it contains some of Chile’s most recognized and prized wines.