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Koyle Royale 2009 Carmenere

Date: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 Wine Tasting

Price: Around $25 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Color: Intense deep ruby Nose: Blackberries, dark chocolate and cedar Taste: Dry, with firm tannins. Black fruit and chocolate on the palate. Long finish. Summary: Hearty, complex nose with Ok palate. Chunky Carmenere flavor for your drinking pleasure. Product of Chile’s Colchagua Valley.

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Morande Gran Reserva 2009 Pinot Noir

Date: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 Wine Tasting

Price: Around $18 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Color: Bright ruby Nose: Intense raspberries and vanilla Taste: Dry and silky with rich fruit and earth flavors. Vibrant acidity. Summary: A most elegant PN. Luscious fruit and balance. My favorite PN from the recent Wines of Chile blogger tasting. Product of Chile’s Casablanca Valley.

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Emiliana Novas 2010 Pinot Noir

Date: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 Wine Tasting

Price: Around $19 Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Color: Ruby Nose: Raspberries, strawberries, and leather Taste: Dry, with red berry flavors. Good acidity. Summary: An earthy, funky Pinot Noir with some interesting complexity on nose and palate. Product of Chile’s Casablanca Valley.

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San Pedro 1865 Single Vineyard 2011 Sauvingon Blanc

Date: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 Wine Tasting

Price: Around $19 Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars Color: Pale yellow Nose: Tropical with citrus fruit Taste: Dry, with citrus fruit on the palate. Summary: Also part of last week’s Wines of Chile Blogger tasting.  This SB didn’t fare as well as others. Missing some complexity and balance. Product of Chile’s Casablanca Valley.

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Vina Casablanca Nimbus 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

Date: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 Wine Tasting

Price: Around $13 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Color: Very pale yellow with greenish hue Nose: Fresh cut grass, white flowers, and a tiny hint of peach Taste: Dry, light and crisp. Soft and creamy. Citrus fruit on the palate with acidity to spare and a long finish. Summary: This was the first wine tasted [...]

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William Cole Albamar 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 Wine Tasting

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 [...]

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Matetic EQ 2010 Syrah

Date: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 Wine Tasting

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 [...]

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Estampa Reserve 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Date: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 Wine Tasting

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 [...]

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Koyle Royale 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Date: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 Wine Tasting

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 [...]

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Meli Dueño de la Luna 2009 Carignan

Date: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 Wine Tasting

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 [...]

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Matetic Corralillo 2009 Chardonnay

Date: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 Wine Tasting

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. [...]

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Peñalolén 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Date: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 Wine Tasting

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. [...]

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Matetic EQ Coastal 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

Date: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 Wine Tasting

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 [...]

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William Cole Columbine Special Reserve 2009 Pinot Noir

Date: Tue, Sep 21, 2010 Wine Tasting

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 [...]

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