Curico Valley, Central Valley

Montes

Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère Petit Verdot 2016

Purple. Leather and oak on nose. Bold, dry, nicely balanced. Plums and blackberries forward, vanilla and a smoky finish. Lovely wine! — 2 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
Tom, Eric and 3 others liked this

Allipallá

Valle del Maule Mourvedre Garnacha 2017

Intense smoke, iodine, granite, dark fruits — 6 days ago

Mike, David and 4 others liked this

Viña Vik

La Piu Belle Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of ripe blackberry, ripe boysenberry, sweet blueberry, very perfumed potpourri, toast, cedar, cinnamon, cloves; dry, medium acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, well balanced and concentrated, impression of sweet florals, very good — 9 days ago

Montes

Montes Alpha Colchagua Valley Syrah

Smells of escargot in shallots.

This is one of those wines you should always have on the shelf, when you need a guaranteed well made Syrah.

Green pepper, smoke, fat, bright acidic fruit, dried plums, well integrated tannins with that acidity, tabac, and cocoa bring up the rear, and linger on.
— 21 days ago

Sharon, Trixie and 3 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

A big wine from your description. Would be nice with a meal. Cheers!

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Inkblot Cabernet Franc 2015

Here is a beautiful wine to celebrate Cabernet Franc Day.

Dark ruby in color with a cloudy reddish rim.

Fruity nose of dried figs, blackberries, cooked cherries, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, pencil lead, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco and light alcohol.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, tobacco, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, herbs and coke.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Cabernet Franc from Lodi, California. Fruit forward, extracted and tasty, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime, when the tannins show up.

Delicious, but might be too sweet for some. I'd like to revisit it in a year or two.

Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$35.
— 10 days ago

Stuart, Ted and 17 others liked this

Macchia

Barbera 2018

Fairly dense red, moderately extracted pigment. Black cherry, black currant, mint and butter aromas. Fairly ripe flavors of cherry, blackberry, black currant in mouth, rounded mouthfeel, slightly tart blackberry and cranberry on finish with seed bitterness and mild skin astringency. Lactic aftertaste. After an hour, white pepper and then, 90 minutes later, cocoa emerges in the finish and aftertaste. After two hours, barrel smoke emerges. Great fruit, nothing too fancy on the winemaking end (perhaps deceptively so) but exactly what I’d want from a Lodi Italian varietal like Barbera, especially if you can decant an hour or two and wait for that white pepper and cocoa to emerge. — 17 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Very nice review!🍷

Cono Sur

Tocornal Merlot 2018

$9.50 USD per bottle. Trying it at Grand Bahamas Yacht Club Marina, will let you know. Ok, the first mouthful was “oh, it’s acidic! But then, it mellowed out and . . . It started to rain and . . . We were listening to Ed Sheeran and. . . One bottle wasn’t enough! Great wine for the price in Grand Bahama. — 7 days ago

Sanguis

Bossman Syrah 2016

The ‘Bossman’ is a stunning blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Viognier that was aged for twenty five months in 60% new French oak before bottling. High toned white flowers combine with lavender and blackberry compote on this expressive nose. The palate is deep, layered and exceptionally good as the wine delivers rich black fruits that mingle with shades of creosote, baking spices and mocha. Fantastic in its youth, the ‘Bossman’ tells you that it has a long way to go in the bottle. Drink 2019-2035- 94
— 2 days ago

Joseph, David and 19 others liked this
Deborah M

Deborah M

Love the description. Sounds wonderful.
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@Deborah M Thank you it was a marvelous new wine 🍷

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Handcrafted Pale Ale

Must admit to an affinity for this seasonal! Such a fresh and clean nose of malt and pine-y hops, lemon, lime and orange peels, candied ginger, and coriander. Vibrant mouthfeel, accentuated by citrus action, cola, savory, coffee oil, buckwheat bring the bitter, and the whole never deviates from ‘beer’ balance because the fresh hop refuses to overwhelm. . #beer #biere #birra #bier #sierranevada #sierranevadabrewing #sierranevadacelebration #celebrationipa #ipa #freshhopipa #chicoca #2019beer #winterbeer — 6 days ago

Sharon, Severn and 1 other liked this

La Playa

Estate Series Curicó Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015

You can't beat the price! Nice and crisp! — a month ago