Curico Valley, Central Valley

Creto

Curicó Valley Pinot Noir

Tastes of strawberries and spice, light to medium bodied, smells slightly herbal. Fairly long finish with the spice, great value for spice. — 7 days ago

Viña Vik

Millahue Apalta Red Blend 2011

Yet again South America shows off its prowess in wine making. Rich mouth feel with lots of red fruit. Fragrant nose and a little higher acidity. Beautiful wine — 14 days ago

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Stéphane Sérol

Turbullent Gamay Rose

If you like Rose’ Champagne, this is the 4 for one deal of the century. Paid $23.33/bottle including tax and local free shipping in the Bay Area when buying six or more. Not as complex as Vilmart’s Rubis, but just as enjoyable- a great deal. Less $ than most flat rose’. May qualify as our new summer patio stunner. 9% Alcohol so enjoy plenty! Thanks to all you Vinous reviewers that rated it 🌈 💜! — 14 hours ago

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Santa Rita

Secret Reserve Maipo Red Blend 2014

Good first impression. Light on tanins. Full blooded, dark color. Strong taste. Probably needs wide glass for aroma to be tasted better. Would drink it again. — 3 days ago

Odfjell

Orzada Malbec 2015

Nice Chilean Malbec with a Norwegian name. Pleasant, but not remarkable. — 7 days ago

Paul Lato

"The Prospect" Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

David T
9.4

This is a young wine that I opened last weekend and enjoyed but, had to seal it up and put back into storage until tonight. It’s a touch faded (10%) but, like all young wine, resilient.

The nose reveals, ripe & candied; blackberries, dark cherries, plum, well extracted pomegranate, the blue fruits he does so well and I love in Pinot, dry cranberries, poached strawberries, raspberries, beautiful layered baking spices, medium intensity dark spices, steeped fruit tea, red fruit cola, hints of dry crushed rocks, limestone, dark, blue, purple flowers with hints of lavender.

The body is full with a fair amount of tannin presence. Nicely knitted structure, tension, length and balance for such a young Pinot. Ripe & candied; blackberries, dark cherries, plum, well extracted pomegranate, the blue fruits he does so well and I love in Pinot, dry cranberries, poached strawberries, touch of cooked rhubarb, raspberries, beautiful layered baking spices, medium intensity dark spice with shades of palate heat, steeped fruit tea, red fruit cola, saline notes, dry herbs, menthol, eucalyptus, hints of dry crushed rocks, volcanic minerals, dry & moist clay, limestone, leathery, wood staves, amazing dark, blue, purple flowers with hints of lavender. The acidity is excellent. The ripe, elegant, balanced, polished finish is delicious and persists nicely for minutes.

Paul makes beautiful expressions of Pinot, Rhône styles & Chardonnay. If you have not had them, well worth your time & investment to seek out.

Photos of; his Sierra Madre Vineyard...netted to keep the birds from eating his fruit, fruit near harvest time, my picture meeting Paul for the first time last week weekend at a “Matter of Taste” in Napa last weekend and their barrel room.
— a day ago

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Viña Tarapacá

Gran Reserva Valle del Maipo Carménère 2015

Definitely spicy, like a spiced coffee rub with deep savoury notes. Heat. There was some fruit in it, but not sour or acidic—I guess that might be jammy? It was really a delicious wine. Maybe red or black fruit jam. Very light. But amazing spiciness and rich jerkiness to it. Damn near umami.

Will definitely have again. Could have had a bit more body, but that might just be a personal taste I’m looking for. Not sure.
— 12 days ago

Viña Maquis

Colchagua Valley Cabernet Franc 2016

Oh hey this is fabulous. In a “I wouldn’t necessarily know it’s cab f” way. It is light on its feet but not in the spritzy way like last night’s was. Lithe not light. But it’s dancing on a rug as opposed to a slippery floor. Silky ripe tannins that don’t grip until the last moment. Bright cherries. Bits and bobs of pepper. A bit of earth and herb. It’s not especially complex but it fits thoroughly in “refreshing red”. I’m here for it. — 11 days ago

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Ellen Clifford

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@Trixie thanks, m’lady! I am fond of my big Burg glasses!
Shawn Thompson

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Love my Cab francs! Nice review.
Ellen Clifford

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@Shawn Thompson thank you!! There will be an article to accompany this madness soon

Genesis

Reserva Carménère 2018

Strong blackcurrant notes immediately upon opening. Smells of spice/pepper and a smokiness with a hint of Lapsang souchong. On the palate also a smoky notes with spice and pepper. Herby notes (thyme, light sage) on the finish. Reasonable but smooth tannins and mild acidity. Interesting to see any development. Rating takes into account pricing and very enjoyable.... — 5 days ago