Maule Valley, Central Valley

De Martino

Vigno Old Vines Dry-Farmed Carignan 2018

Staff BBQ; minimal notes, but my ratings are accurate; concentrated red and black fruit, earthy, beautiful — 4 days ago

Ira, Joshua and 3 others liked this

Gillmore

Estate Bottled Old Vines Loncomilla Valley Cabernet Franc 2014

Excellent depth but needs LOTS of time to open up, second day was even better drinking — 21 days ago

Domaine Roux

CHATEAUMEILLANT "HERITAGE CUVEE" Gamay Pinot Noir 2019

Bright purple dress. Open and fine nose on fruit, well ripe black cherry and spices. Fine, supple and concentrated mouth. Very nice balance, Pinot-black gamay blend, which makes slightly refreshed.

Robe pourpre, violine, éclatante. Nez ouvert et fin sur les fruits, cerise noire bien mûr et épices. Bouche fine, souple et concentrée. Très bel équilibre, assemblage gamay Pinot-noir, qui prend ton son sens dégusté légèrement rafraîchi.
— 12 days ago

Tom, Peter and 10 others liked this

De Martino

La Aguada Old Bush Vines Carignan Blend 2010

Staff BBQ; minimal notes, but my ratings are accurate; beautifully concentrated and earthy — 4 days ago

Ira, Romain and 2 others liked this

Ruben & Flora

Reserva Maule Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Carménère 2019

A drier wine but tasty. Can taste the cherry, quenching on the tongue. Love the art work! — a month ago

Sharona
with Sharona
Eric, LM and 2 others liked this

Santa Ema

Gran Reserva Valle del Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Very very good wine. Smell is very refreshing, but a little bit of alcohol if you have straight from the bottle - without resting in the glass or not using a decanter. Red berries in the mouth. Old wine after taste, a little of wood and burnt (?). I found it its refreshing taste the best part of the wine. — a day ago

Gustavo liked this

Allipallá

Valle del Maule Mourvedre Garnacha 2018

Casey Curbow
9.0

Fruit and flowers with soil swirled through a little smoked and umami natural funk. — 21 days ago

Ira liked this

Montes

Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère Petit Verdot 2015

No discernible imperfections to my taste. This is a stand-up triple for my fellow baseball fans. Prior notes apply. Only needs to kick up the acidity - nah, it’s perfect as it. Life is good. I hope you and your loved ones are feeling happy and healthy. Cheers! — 10 days ago

Tom, Jay and 14 others liked this

Kita

Camp 4 Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Kitá, red blend, Santa Ynez Valley, CA, Vintage 2014, ABV 13.5%. The blend is comprised of 48% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot. @kitawines

👁 It had a beautiful purple hue and vibrant notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, plum, violets, cedar, nutmeg, vanilla, leather, and tobacco. 👃 👄

I loved learning about the background on this wine and winemaker Tara Gomez, who studied enology with financial help from her tribe, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. 💕 Tara has worked with iconic figures in the California wine world — such as Fess Parker and J. Lohr— and has traveled the world, honing her own unique style of winemaking that blends the best of old world and new world techniques. 👏👏👏 @tgomez805

This red blend is made of grapes grown on the Camp 4 Vineyard, purchased by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in 2010, when Tara was hired as head winemaker. 🍇🍇 The land was previously cultivated by Fess Parker, who had an influence on Tara’s budding career while interning at Fess Parker Winery during her enology studies.

The word "Kitá" means "Our Valley Oak" in the Santa Ynez Chumash native language of Samala. The wine is speaks to “place” and respect for the land from which it is cultivated. 🌎 🌳 Yields and production are kept small to promote sustainable growing practices and the grapes are harvested by hand and vinified with minimal intervention.
— 7 days ago

Deked1
with Deked1
Deked1, Severn and 10 others liked this