Dark ruby in color with a short purple/ reddish rim.
Pretty nose of black currants, oak, chocolates, coffee, cola, vanilla, licorice, earth, herbs, light vegetables, black tea and peppercorn.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, light cedar, earth, herbs, chocolates, black coffee, spices and black pepper.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley in Washington State. Delicious right out of the bottle. Nicely balanced and elegant.
Drinking almost at its peak. Fruit forward with nice complexity.
Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.
A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
$65 (current vintage). — a month ago
It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Let's bring Merlot back!
Dark purple /inky in color with a short reddish rim.
Very dry on the palate with medium plus acidity.
Showing black currants, dried figs, raisins, over ripen cherries, light oak, licorice, light vanilla, spices, mildew, chocolates, tobacco leaf, bitter herbs, light earth, cola and peppercorn.
Long finish with soft tannins and raspberries.
This 11 year old, Single Vineyard, Merlot blend from Argentina is still drinking nicely, although not in its peak anymore. I've been meaning to drink it for a few years, but so much wine, so little time... 😉
Showing nice complexity with an elegant mouthfeel. Feels like an older Right Bank Bordeaux. Interesting stuff.
A little off now, and lost much of the fruits, but still enjoyable especially with food.
Good right out of the bottle and did not change much with airtime. Alcohol is well integrated by now.
A small production of only 26 barrels produced.
A blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
$45. — 10 months ago
Intense blackberries. Rich , hint of spice . Nice — 3 years ago
Good but not for the price. Not overly smoky or or jammy. Blackberry, chocolate, and bergamot notes. — 2 months ago
We absolutely love exploring the world’s many expressions of Pinot Noir! It’s a lifelong endeavor and we’re here for it. 😆
Tonight, we’re taking a sensory trip to South America and, more specifically, Río Negro, Patagonia 🇦🇷 – the most southerly wine-producing region of Argentina – where Antarctic currents, winds descending from the Andes, & high latitudes offer cooling influences, ideal for producing elegant Pinot Noir styles.
Bodega Chacra was established in 2003 by Tuscan Piero Incisa della Rocchetta (grandson of Sassicaia’s founding father) in search of purity and nuance in fruit expression from the terroir of Patagonia. 🍇
Piero now partners with esteemed Burgundian winemaker (and friend) Jean-Marc Roulot in the production process, each contributing their respective oenological “genes” to the final wine, which is first and foremost a child of the earth in Mainqué, Río Negro. 🌱
Paying utmost respect to the land, Bodega Chacra cares for its vineyards organically and biodynamically aided, in part, by the arid, windy conditions that naturally mitigate fungal pressure in the vineyard. Their fruit is harvested by hand, allowing for selectivity and the use of whole bunches during fermentation. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
This wine is called ‘Cincuenta Y Cinco’ (fifty five) because its fruit comes from vines first planted in 1955, carefully preserved by the team at Bodega Chacra, whose oldest vines actually date back to 1932!
This wine was fermented in cement vats using native yeast, adapted to the environment and matured 11 months (50% in concrete, 50% in French oak of various ages) before release. ⚖️
In a word this wine is ethereal.
We served it with a slight chill. Its pristine, berry and cherry fruit profile, complements the delicate cherry blossom, peony 🌺 and baking spice notes. It’s light on its feet w/ medium alcohol (12% ABV) and bright acidity. It’s lovely & perfumed.
Cheers to Bodega Chacra and all of the beautiful Pinots of Patagonia! — 4 months ago
Could have used a few more years in the bottle, and it was still fantastic. Blackberry and earthy vibes. — 3 months ago
Soft tannins, deliciously full bodied with notes of current, cherry and a bit of pepper/spices. — 6 months ago
N: lemon curd, cream, peaches, and white flowers
P: “” + lemon and grapefruit zest, light touch of spice. nice balance of fruit, acidity, and minerality
Good value — 8 months ago
Deep Ruby, evolves with spectrum of aromas, berry fruit, dried herb, complex spice, notes of cocoa dust. Blend: CabSauv/Franc/Merlot/Malbec/PetVerdot. Palate, ripe blackcherry/blackberry flavors, rich tones, subtle oak, espresso/black pepper. Graceful/elegant, displays super fine “dusty” tannins, perfectly balanced, pleasing length, complex ending with fruit/mineral edge. Ultra-premium fruit, world class hand-crafting, limited production exceptional wine. Wonderful now, get better with age. Tasting Sample! — 2 years ago