Found this bottle hiding on a shelf at The Artistry San Pedro. The owners were kind enough to allow me to open and decant it this evening.
Delightfully surprised that the porty nose blew off to reveal dried herby cran cherry rosemary notes with amarone style flavors and smoked oakiness on the palate. — 15 days ago
Wonderful blend 85% cab, 10% carmenere, 5% Syrah. So smooth. It’s been open for 20 minutes; I’ll be excited to try it after 40. Pretty darn delicious though. — 4 days ago
Superb summer wine — 18 hours ago
Dang, this wine has such a unique, complex expression, hopping across layered aroma and flavor categories! It’s a 2014 Rogue Vine, Grand Itata Tinto, Los Amigos Red Blend hailing from the granite hills of ITATA in Southern Chile.
This wine is made with 95% Cinsault and 5% Pais varieties, coming from organically grown, dry-farmed (no irrigation), bush-trained vines that are over 60 years old!!
This wine has a pale ruby hue with secondary garnet influences.
On the nose, it has developing, intense aromas of black cherry, strawberry, anise, mint, eucalyptus, potpourri, clove, black olive, rooibos tea, tobacco, cigar, peat moss, and leather.
On the palate this wine is dry, it has medium acidity, medium alcohol (12.8%), a medium body, medium(-) tannins, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. The finish lingers.
I love that this wine is the product of a fierce passion, shared by friends (and friends of friends), who have committed themselves to producing expressive Itata wines that are gulpably delicious! Salud! — 10 days ago
Love this. I’m on my last bottle after 10 years and it still holds up. — 12 days ago
Vivid, juicy red and blue fruit with a note of soot-covered pine needles. Absolutely delicious. — 7 days ago
Very floral. Some pear and stone fruit. If it was a bit richer or creamy would rate higher — 16 hours ago