Cachapoal Valley, Rapel Valley

San Pedro

1865 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2014

Great wine. It is fresh, powerful,, mixture of berries and light chocolate. Perfect with meat. — 12 days ago

Casas del Toqui

Reserva Cachapoal Valley Carménère

Light and great for sipping — 14 days ago

Viña Vik

La Piu Belle Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

On the nose like a Malbec.. what a great blend — a month ago

Carla Lagunas
with Carla

Concha y Toro

Reserva Casillero del Diablo Carménère 2017

Less tannic, which I like. Pretty straightforward, blackberry and tobacco; juicy. — 11 days ago

Massal 1945 Family Vineyards

Clos de Luz Carmenere 2016

A welcoming nose of ripe black fruits such as cassis and plum, dark chocolate, black tea leafs, and bell pepper. The palate is warm and deep, and velvety, with a taste echoing the nose. Polished tannins and long sweet finish. The bell pepper note might be a turn off for some, but I like it a lot here.
From vines dating back to 1945 that are genetically different (hence massal selection, as opposed to a single clone). Casa Lapostolle used to buy the grapes for the Clos Apalta bottling.
— 21 days ago

La Playa

Claret Block Selection Estate Reserve Petit Verdot Blend 2012

Cellar Rat annual sale. $5.99 and worth every penny! Cab blend but very good. — 21 hours ago

Bodega Paraiso

Cachapoal Valley Malbec 2017

Good wine. Purchased at Sprouts — 12 days ago

Emiliana Organic Vineyards

Coyam Los Robles Estate Red Blend 2011

Blackberries, blueberries, with a little raspberries and cranberries mixed in. This is a blend of Rhône and Bordeaux grapes, with the Rhône seeming to me to be dominant, but tempered. The nose has some herbs and a hint of tobacco leaf. Minerality is a mix of stones and earth with a bit of dry dust. The acidity seemed nicely balanced, and tannins low to moderate. I would have liked a little more of the latter. But it was a good price for the quality. — 12 days ago