Curico Valley, Central Valley

Casa Lapostolle

Cuvée Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Carménère 2019

Deep Ruby with medium intensity aromas of black and red fruits with herbs, pepper spice and toasty notes, has 12% Syrah in the blend, aged for 16 months in 10% new barrels. On the palate flavors blackberry and blueberry with notes of tobacco, pepper, dried herb spice with slight sweet tones. Well balanced, vivid acidity, full ripe tannins, full-body ending with toasty vanilla character. Very good, bottle age will benefit. Nice value! — a day ago

jesus, Byron and 6 others liked this

Cousiño-Macul

Antiguas Reservas Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Rusty red/brick & almost brown around the edges. We were worried this wine would have gone bad, but quite the opposite! My husband said this was about $10 when he bought it in 2012.

Port-like notes with plum, sweet purple fruit, and strong oak. Very sweet & long tannins. I absolutely loved this!!
— 6 hours ago

Viña Aquitania

Lazuli Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Ming L
9.0

Along with cassis, fresh herbs, mocha, and eucalyptus, I really like the fresh red fruit notes here: raspberry, cranberry, and perhaps pomegranate? The supple palate offers more ripe dark fruit profiles. Juicy acidity and ripe tannins.
This will age nicely for another 5 years.
— 22 days ago

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Viña Vik

La Piu Belle Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

N: Manure, loam, spicy dark fruits ( the wife says no manure) definitely earthy and dirty, crushed blackberries, smells like a few cahors I’ve had.deep and dank.
P: Raisiny but not cloying, tart yet controlled, tannins quite resolved.
Very round on the palate. Delicious.
14° Easy to quaff.
This is no monster, consensus is it would work w poultry, some fish. We had beef stew.
For what it’s worth @Decanter gave this a 98.
— 13 days ago

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Concha y Toro

Don Melchor Puente Alto Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Considered one of the best vintages of Concha y Toro’s top Cabernet Sauvignon - with tiny amounts of Cabernet Franc (5%), Merlot (3%) and Petit Verdot (1%). From 100+ years old vines in the Puente Alto appellation in the Maipo valley (reputed region for Bordeaux varieties). Elegant, refined nose with aromas of dark fruit, prunes, leather and hints of mint. Silky tannins and flavors of marinated cherry and chocolate. Complex. Long finish. Excellent wine — 15 days ago

Oliver, Ericsson and 3 others liked this

Cosentino Winery

The Franc Lodi Cabernet Franc 2019

ESF
8.9

Very dark & mysterious w/huge nose full of red/black fruit, deep extraction here, some white pepper & herbaceous notes. Really nice, and the palate was redolent of nose. I typically am unimpressed with Lodi, but this had plenty of stuffing and wasn’t clumsy - it was a bit flabby & lacked defined tannic structure but was very enjoyable — 16 days ago

Tom, Lyle and 4 others liked this

Echeverria

No Es Pituko Cabernet Sauvignon

Nice, full, peachy — Kate brought it for NYE! — 21 days ago

Montes

Montes Alpha Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Pronounced nose and palate of strong cassis, smoke, cooked black plum, violets and hints of vanilla. Very good. — 3 days ago

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Henri Bourgeois

Les Jeunes Vignes Sancerre Pinot Noir Rosé 2014

Tonight we opened the 2014 Sancerre Henri Bougeois Les Jeunes Vignes Rosé. From the Loire Valley Chavignol, France and 100% Pinot Noir.

On the nose is cherry, strawberry, melon, orange slices, saline and minerality.

On the palate there is cherry, raspberry, red grapefruit, wild strawberries, salinity and minerality.

This wine is medium bodied with a smooth elegant and fresh mouthfeel medium to medium + acidity with a long red fruit mineral finish. Our lives have been wrought with stress, worry and hardship over the last 2 years and we have seen friends and loved ones pass away. Be strong, stay positive and this shall pass. Love your family and friends and have strength in that we will all make it though this. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 8 days ago

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Forsythe Vineyard (Alban)

The Mason Edna Valley Mourvedre 2007

Buy it if you see it, aftertaste stays with you for 5 minutes. Has another 10 years easy
Parker 96 review
A more recent addition to the portfolio at Alban is their 2007 Mourvedre Forsythe. This particular vintage, aged about 26 months in barrel, is a blend of 75% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, and the rest Syrah. This is the best Mourvedre-based wine in California. Inky bluish purple, with notes of anise, lavender, sweet black fruits, tobacco leaf, and incense, the wine is extraordinarily rich, powerful, full-bodied, yet remarkably silky. In short, this is an astonishing achievement for a Mourvedre-based wine. Since this is an anti-oxidant grape varietal, I would think this wine has at least 15-20 more years of life to it.
— 12 days ago

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Norman Gennaro

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Can’t remember when I had this last but agree with the assessment. If I’m not crazy I also remember the glass to be very think and crazy heavy although I just had a SQN where you would swear the empty bottle was full. Not sure why they make them so heavy.