Maule Valley, Central Valley

Garage Wine Co.

Single Ferment Series 215 BC Ferment Secano Interior Portezuelo Pais 2019

First wine grape planted in North America? You have my attention. Fascinating history of this varietal that I highly recommend reading up on if you’re lucky to have a friend like @Brendan Devine buy you the Wine Grapes tome. The wine itself is really tasty, desert-like in your mouth and has that full almost raisiny note that a lot of natural wines have. Give it a shot. — 7 days ago

Brendan, Mike and 1 other liked this

Echeverria

No Es Pituko Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of blackberry, black plum, black cherry, baking spices, leather, earth; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, no “natural funk”, well balanced, concentrated and complex — 7 days ago

Daniel P., Mike and 4 others liked this

Quinta de la Rosa

Ossa Sixth Generation Red Blend 2008

Incredible wine! Showing age with a thin edge but that only visuals.
Nose full of black berries, almondpaste, chocolate and even aceto balsamico (xxx old). In the mouth very well balanced in all aspects. Tastes and power vs finesse balance. Finishes over a minute. Blockbuster wine!
— 17 days ago

Jan, David and 10 others liked this

Laberinto

Maule Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019

I haven’t had a Chilean white in some time. I want to like it more than I did-it’s well made, offering mid palate richness & some complexity, with a lively green, unripe fruited palate. It’s that fruit, though, that doesn’t agree with my palate- it’s so.... green, & it really stands out. This would make a really interesting pairing with veal pacata, or an asparagus dish. Still, over delivers & a serious QPR. I could imagine someone who likes this kind of fruit rating it higher — 22 days ago

Arden, Alex and 3 others liked this

Veramonte

Primus Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Ming L
9.1

Tasted this about a year ago so I think it’s time to check in to see how it develops after a year.
Stay pretty much the same. Cassis, raspberry, black cherry, steeped black tea, light peppery spices. Vanilla has faded further. Medium body. Lively palate with cool acidity.
Remarkable freshness at this age for a cab that cost around $15.
— 4 days ago

Daniel P., Bob and 1 other liked this

Domaine Grosbot-Barbara

Les Maltôtes Ipp13 Chardonnay Tressallier 2018

First sip is crazy. Totally unique.

Palate is intense. Fresh. Almost painfully fresh and tart in a good way. Think a great vintage of willi Schaefer how it gets that intense Green apple jolly rancher thing. Except this is Chardonnay and tressalier. Yes. I know this note is a bit imprecise but it’s not like I have a lot of experience with tressalier.

Has this stunning controlled density. Blind I might guess aged very good Grand cru Chablis. Shows what I know.

Man. This is very good.

Nose is lightly floral. Sorta closed but the little you get is gorgeous. If the nose comes around this is world class wine.

As this opens you get almost this elegant marsanniness. Almost mountain Marsanne. Rich and lightly floral.

An hour in this is insane. The density, complexity and elegance of grand cru burgundy. Spectacular.

Makes me wonder how many other random areas can make elite wines.

Bought from fass selections.
— 5 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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So good

J. Bouchon

País Salvaje

Vivid light and perfect for spring. Nice after 20 mins in the fridge bit great on day 2 at room temp ehh the acidity out of the bottle mellowed. — 13 days ago

Concha y Toro

Diablo Dark Red Blend

Smooth dark fruity wine — a day ago

Viña La Rosa

Ossa Sixth Generation Red Blend 2010

Again OSSA delivers. A little less opulent as the 2008 we had a few weeks ago. So next bottle is for next year.
This will surely last a few years if not another decade.
— 5 days ago

Chris, Eric and 6 others liked this

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

This young Pinot Noir from California is already drinking very nicely.

Big, bold and opulent. Rich, yet elegant. Very fruity on the palate.

Showing black fruits with wood, vanilla, earth, spices, chocolates, tobacco leaf and light green vegetables.

Spicy finish with soft tannins.

I prefer drinking this at around 5 year of age.

I gave it a long decant (2 hours), which callmed it down a bit.

A Pinot Noir for the Cabernet lover.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$50.
— 3 days ago

Dave, Iwan and 13 others liked this