Sexual Chocolate

Che’il Mayan Chocolate

Cacao Wine 2022

Incredibly unique! Made from cacao fruit (not grapes) that’s a byproduct of the fermentation process in chocolate production. Julio, the winemaker and chocolatier, also a Belizean Mayan, creates everything organically and by hand, sourcing his cacao from local farmers in the area. He tries to waste nothing, and uses every bit of ‘waste’ from the chocolate making process in all kinds of ways. When one ferments the cacao fruit, 65% comes out in the form of fermented cacao wine. Not knowing what to do, he was dumping this stuff out for years before he realized he could sell it - and it sells out to the locals fast! Bottled in plastic bottles and hand labeled, it’s truly a small batch operation. And what’s even cooler is that this tastes great! Opaque brown in color. Smells like tropical fruits - kiwi, pineapple, mango and fig. Some roasted flavors too. Great acidity and structure which I was not expecting. Has a nice long finish. Flavors are what you’d expect if you eat high end dark chocolate. Certainly has the expected dark chocolate notes, but lots of citrus, banana, mango, coffee, and some other roasted flavors. Nothing else like it. — 25 days ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

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9.6

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2002; Father's Day 2022
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Cork pulled for slow oxidation, 11H rest at time of notes.

The end of the line for our Annette's stock, starting life in our cellar as a 4-pack back in Nov. 2005 ($22.50), this has been an enjoyable run.
Paired to homemade chocolate lava cake. 🤤
— 5 days ago

Adam, Byron and 31 others liked this
Doug Powers

Doug Powers

Glad to see it’s held up 20 years!! Cheers!
Tom Casagrande

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Wow! Amazed it held up so well at 15.4.
Ming L

Ming L

A quick googling points to a sub AVA of Mendocino…. Too many AVA’s to keep up.

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Cherries soaked in vanilla syrup and covered in dark chocolate 🤤 — 6 days ago

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OX Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Deep ruby color. Aromas of licorice, dark chocolate and dark cherry. Dark, robust blackberries, coffee and cedar/dry finish. — 4 days ago

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Sharon B

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Nice color!
Trixie

Trixie

I agree! Almost a velvety appearance to it. Cheers!🍷

Silverado Vineyards

Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Black cherry, raspberry, cassis, dark chocolate, vanilla and oak. Full-bodied and moderate tannins. — 8 days ago

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