Bío Bío Valley, South Region

Tinto de Rulo

Bío Bío Viñas Centenarias País

#peppery hint of #rosepetals and #strawberry on second sip. Paired perfectly well with #cajun shrimp I made. A #savory #lightred — 6 days ago

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Cheers to the wines of South Africa 🇿🇦

This Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir is unique in that the grapes used to produce it primarily came, not from Hamilton Russell vineyards, but rather from neighboring vignerons.

Hamilton Russell made this unprecedented decision in the aftermath of devastating wild fires that imparted smoke taint to its estate-grown grapes. Unwilling to compromise on quality, I applaud Hamilton Russell for its tenacity and willingness to forge ahead to create this delicious Pinot Noir for its customers. 👏👏👏

This wine is comprised of fruit hailing from three different Hemel-en-Aarde (aptly meaning “heaven and earth”) Wards within the Walker Bay District, in the Cape South Coast Region of South Africa’s Western Cape.

This wine is a reflection of community, camaraderie, and commitment to excellence.❤️

👁 It is medium ruby with pale fuchsia rim variation.

👃 On the nose this wine has a medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas. The aromas include candied cherry, strawberry rhubarb preserves, violet, dried orange peel, white pepper, star anise, clove, and nutmeg.

👄 On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, medium tannins, and medium intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. This wine has a medium finish.

Hamilton Russell, Pinot Noir, Walker Bay, ABV 13.5%. Vintage 2019.
— 20 days ago

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@Severn Goodwin Noted! Will reach out ☺️
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@Vanessa i love South African wines! My brother is traveling there at the end of the year (though he’s in Nairobi right now) I hope to get some nice ones brought back for me!


@Sharon B That is so cool! You’ll have to post about them. I would love to visit wine country in South Africa 🇿🇦 someday!

Pedro Parra y Familia

Imaginador Itata Cinsault 2017

From one of the leading lights of the Chilean counter movement of wine, Pedro Parra, a doctor of terroir, soil and a very talented and well respected winemaker. 
The Imaginador Cinsault is sourced from granitic soils in the region of Itata, dry farmed of course. Partially whole clusters, light extraction and matured in a mix of old oak and concrete for 12 months.
It is definetely not a shy wine, near provacative in its profile yet with respect and the fundamentals intact. Ripe but fresh strawberries, bramble, red currants with a very prominent savouriness of crushed stones, black pepper and an almost overwhelmingly smoked meatiness. Palate is light and fresh, directed by its acidity, a slight, smooth grip from the tannins, good fruit intensity but falls a wee short on the final. Quenchanble but serious and a fun drinker.
— 6 days ago

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Kruger Family Wines

Unoaked Chardonnay 2020

Really liked this wine — and I don’t like Chardonnay. No headaches. — 5 days ago

Thor Vintners

Gentis Red

Cabernet Franc on the label with a spicy 15% SMV blended into this wine. A strange mix that seems to work perfectly. A Jasmine / Frangipani floral, yet spicy nose with super silky tannins. A real crowd pleaser with a quaffable finish. — 25 days ago


The Chocolate Block Cinsault Blend 2019

Very soft and ripe red fruit (amarena cherry, raspberry). Also thyme and rosemary,. Broth and a whiff of black pepper. The sweet and sour balance is nearly perfect. — a month ago

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Roberto Henriquez

Rosado Super Estrella

Floral on floral, unripe strawberry, and mineral wash — a month ago

Itata Tierra Antigua

A Los Viñateros Bravos Aglianico Pais

Great Italian white. Loved it. Light/crisp — 12 days ago

Mande Clark
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Laughing Jack

Moppa Hill Block 6 Shiraz 2012

Big and inky Barossa heaps of fruit and oak but not overpowering like some from the region. Had 2012 in 2021 but would not lose anything with another 5-10 years careful cellaring. — 7 days ago

Rogue Vine

Pipeno Tinto 2020

Excellent. Paired well with Italian sausage & pasta with red sauce. — a month ago