Rapel Valley, Central Valley

Montes

Montes Alpha M Santa Cruz Apalta Single Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

ESF
9.5

Creme de la Creme of South America right here, aristocratic, reminiscent of properly aged, classified growth Left Bank… all the aromas & flavors - seamless, harmonious, generous and at its zenith. Paired w/birthday dinner of roast leg of lamb — 2 days ago

Lyle, Severn and 5 others liked this

Casa Lapostolle

Le Petit Clos Apalta Red Blend 2018

Dark ruby… Complex, structured with herbal notes. Quite abit of tannins but still berry pleasant to drink! 😂 — 3 days ago

Jonathan, Severn and 6 others liked this

Bandurria

Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

A very, very fresh Chilean Cab Sauvignon. Day 2 the funkiness settled down. Cool toned black fruits, gritty texture & overall just a lot of fun, esp for 14$ — 11 days ago

Peter, Severn and 5 others liked this

Casa Silva

Cuvée Colchagua Carménère 2019

Menthol, tart berries, bell pepper, bright berry, medium tannins and nice acid. — 22 days ago

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The variety not the producer😀

Clos Apalta

Valle de Apalta Red Blend 2015

Impenetrable in colour - incredibly dark. Noticeably oaky as an initial impression, dusty amongst the red and blue berries but generally contained to begin with. The palate is full bodied with that oak influence - very polished. 46% Carmenere, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon,, 19% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. If tasted blind I would swear this was Cabernet Sauvignon dominant but when you realise that Carmenere has its origins in Bordeaux it makes sense. With more time in the decanter more cassis and blackberry coming through on that rich full bodied and brooding palate. Tannins resolving. Oak not as dominant as initially. James Suckling gave this 100 points and stated that this was South America’s greatest red wine, which is a big call. Interestingly Clos Apalta is owned and the wine is made by the French. — 15 days ago

Jonathan, Joe and 20 others liked this

Casa Lapostolle

Cuvée Alexandre Apalta Vineyard Carménère 2018

Flavors poured off the wine. Rum cake, pipe tobacco, rip chewy fruits, candies spice, delicious! — a day ago

Two Shepherds

Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault 2020

@Delectable Wine oddly enough this is a Blanc de Cinsault, one of the silver linings of 2020.

When the fires hit early in harvest 2020, Will and Karen hedged their bets by pressing some of the 100+ year old vine Cinsault from the legendary Bechtold Vineyard immediately, and the result is a joy: pear, pomello, white grapefruit, some pith and white pepper on the finish. Fragrant and light.

In good news, the regular Cinsault from the vintage also turned out beautifully and isn’t showing a trace of smoke taint—or at least when I tried it a few months back.
— 8 days ago

Joshua, Andrew and 9 others liked this
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Geeky, nice catch

Pangea

Apalta Vineyard Syrah 2005

Just one of those highlight wines. Seventeen year old Syrah that still packs a punch. Deep notes of blackberry, fig, licorice and tobacco. Powerful with an elegantly refined mid pallet and a savory finish. The kind of wine you need to finish off the night. — 13 days ago

Paul, Daniel and 12 others liked this

Casa Lapostolle

Clos Apalta Red Blend 2020

Tried twice! Blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah and 10% Carmenère, deep Ruby with purple hues, aromas of black fruits and spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, black currant and black pepper spice with some cacao notes. Rustic big tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit and powerful spice. Drink now and over next 3-5 years for max benefit. — 2 days ago

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Chapel Vineyard

Los Rosale Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Smells of dessicated fruit. Not a heavy Ca fruit bomb but also doesn't have the depth and complexity of a French cabernet. Medium-light tannins. Beyond it's peak I'm guessing, but if you have a bottle now is the time to open it and drink it right away- don't aerate or decant — 25 days ago