Curico Valley, Central Valley

Clos Santa Ana

Sirios Valle de Colchagua Red Blend 2016

A fascinating new project in Chile that has been years in the making. This blend of young Carmenérè, Cabernet Franc and some Malbec comes mostly from a 1.3ha vineyard that is as wild as the day is long. In fact, the estate is known for its rescue animals which freely roam about the land. Some of the fruit is still purchased until the vineyard fully matured. The wines are spontaneously fermented and aged for 18mos in a combination of old Chilean oak foudre and amphora. The wine has no SO2 added and is bottles unfiltered. It presents a brilliant garnet color that’s slightly hazy. The nose is remarkably fresh flowers, tobacco leaf, fresh herbs, and dark berries. Some VA for sure...but that relaxes after an hour of air. On the palate, it’s bright, crunchy dark fruits with a bit of earth and finishes long with smacking acid. The wine is rustic for sure but also remarkably fresh. Definitely own for the natural wine crowd and eschews the typical New World approach towards more international styled wines. This is definitely a project to follow. — 5 days ago

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Clendenen Family Vineyards

"Bricco Buon Natale" Nebbiolo 2011


11’ Clendenen Bricco Buon Natale Nebbiolo. 5 years in 500L Hungarian oak.
Pulled the cork 2 hour ahead of me decanting it at the restaurant. Garnet in color.
Popping cherry/cedar on the nose. Red cherry, red roses, cranberries… Flashy.
Bright acidity. Medium tannins. Never would’ve guessed the wine to be 9 years old. Love Jim’s wines. 7/10 years in the bottle.
— 3 days ago

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Stolpman Vineyards

Angeli Syrah 2012

Needs two hour decant, fruit is great, terrior make me yearn for a trip to Los Olivos. Barrel influence still a bit strong (menthol notes from char) but works out nicely. Fruit is in the blueberry and plum spectrum. Some sediment is noticeable on bottle and on palette (nice texture), color and body has thinned a bit, In its peak, and guess a 3 year window before fruit begins its decent into the abyss (que: Slayer 🤘 haha). — 7 days ago

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Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Love the stolpman stuff!

VIGNO

Viña Roja Single Vineyard Carignan 2010

Very uncommon blend of Carignan with Syrah AND some Chardonnay.
It tastes still very young this purple red wine with lots of tannins and acidity still present. We noticed that newer vintages are 100 percent Carignan.....
— 11 days ago

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Antiyal

Pura Fe Maipo Valley Carmenere 2016

This is my first Carmenere since I visited Chili in 2015. Aged in older barrels so no strong oak or vanilla notes but still noticable. Medium-bodied with plumb and chocolate notes. Pleasant and very drinkable. I wonder how this grape will express itself without the oak aging. — 3 days ago

Carmen Stevens

Shiraz 2019

#Shiraz

The nose is typically jammy shiraz. The palate is ripe, round, and jammy. The palate shows lots of black fruit and
#junkinthetrunk. This is how a Shiraz should taste. Great with seared pork chops.
— 20 days ago

Bree, Sharon and 1 other liked this

Pangea

Apalta Vineyard Syrah 2006

I don’t know enough about Chile wine, but this bottle makes it clear I need to learn a lot more.

Beautiful Syrah with layers of dark fruit and spices. Good streak of acidity that keeps this wine in check. Hints of smoke on the finish. Made by John Duval, previously of Penfolds.
— 20 days ago

Paul, Severn and 13 others liked this

Fields Family Wines

Bokides Vineyard Mourvedre 2017

Bokides Vineyard - Mourvedre

Dark & Fruity, unfined, unfiltered, nuetral barrel, native ferment... delicious, rico suave, bringing sexy back, and going the distance.

Delicious over two nights, bonkers now if you love dark fruity young wine, would love to see in 5-7 years (texture alone enough to hold, fruit is amazing now though).
— 11 days ago

Josh, Mike and 2 others liked this

Domaine Etienne et Sébastien Riffault

Les Quarterons Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2017

I’ve heard for years about the wildly extroverted and extra-ordinary Sancerre wines from Sebastien Riffault. His wines are an outlier of ripeness in a sea of lean high acid chalky juice. Rich with an amber glow.

He picks his Sauvignon Blanc at the last minute to reach a level of ripeness you’d never expect could come from the tiny cold pocket of the Loire.

Now I like both styles, but this is super fun and something completely new to me.

Think juicy peach, fresh apricot, and bright yellow pineapple. But still with high acid - nothing flabby.
— 6 days ago

Jonathan, Vanessa and 31 others liked this
Jay Kline

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I want to try this.
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

@Jay Kline yes it’s a must. Reminds me of the bow and arrow Sauvignon Blanc if you’ve ever tried

Domaine Henry Pellé

Menetou-Salon Morogues Pinot Noir Rosé 2017

Nose has mashed cherries, orange peel, tangerine flesh, ripe green melon, ripe peach, dry sandstone and hay.

Palate has tart strawberry, tart cherry, lime wedge, grapefruit peel, (minor) under-ripe yellow melon, dry-sandy soil with a long finish.

Acidity is amazing, even better than the fresh (current) bottles! Light tannins with faintly drying finish. I'm glad this is a rosé that gets plentiful purchasing in our household, as a couple vintage wait is highly rewarding. Unfortunately we're almost to the end of our '17's, scant reminants in the cellar. 😔 Total happiness delivered at $15!
— 9 days ago

Alex, Ryan and 30 others liked this