This was one of the best visits we had. It was also the most beautiful. The best in Chile and right in there with the very best sites we’ve seen in all our wine region visits.
They have their wine program dialed in and do everything right. All their practices are organic/biodynamic. They also control every aspect of them start to finish. There is no money spared or practices skimped on.
On the nose; dark currants, smoldering ambers, elegant spice, incense, cinnamon, light clove, vanilla, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries, some black licorice, elegant minerals, soft loamy soil and fresh dark floral with violets.
The body is beautiful and full. The tannins are velvety, round and just a touch sticky. The structure, length, tension and balance are excellent. Dark currants, smoldering ambers, elegant spice, incense, cinnamon, light clove, vanilla, ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries and strawberries on the edges. Some black licorice, elegant minerals, tobacco, beautiful medium spice, underbrush, used leather, crushed rocks, soft loamy soil and fresh dark floral with violets. Beautiful round acidy. The long, elegant, ripe, beautifully balanced finish is lovely and goes on for minutes.
The Photos don’t even come close to how beautiful their property and view are. It would have helped if the fog had not be in. It’s a stunning view. Photos of; their Estate vines as seen from their hillside hosting terrace. Eduardo who handles all their vineyard practices and set up their biodynamic program. He is an amazing person to talk vineyard management..,not to mention a very nice and salt of the earth person. Examples of all the different organic products they make and use in the vineyard to keep it and the echo system in perfect balance. Last but not least, the beautiful Andes Mountains as again seen from their hillside terrace. — 2 days ago
A blend of 38% Syrah, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petite Sirah, 7% Zinfandel, 6% Tannat, 3% Mourvèdre, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 1% other; note blend varies Year/Year. Ripe fruit aromas with enticing spice. Very juicy palate, cherry and blueberry flavors, sweet cacao with a touch of citrus. Tannins a bit on the firm side but approachable. Medium finish ending with a spicy mouthfeel. Interesting wine, worth a try. — 5 days ago
Röda vinbär, hallon, jordgubbsmarmelad och färska örter. Hög läskande syra, smickrande gott och lättdrucket, 11%. Har lite järn i smaken förutom alla röda bär. Knappt kännbara tanniner. Lite typisk ”naturvinsfunk” men känns ändå rent och fint. Mestadels gamay blandat med några andra mindre kända regionala druvor. Önskar jag hade en hel låda av det här. — 4 days ago
Avidan Winery Fringe G.M.C 2010, Israel
Dark ruby in color with a dirty brick rim.
Beautiful nose of blueberries, currants, cooked cherries, figs, licorice, wood, cloves, spices, light vegetables, pencil lead, forest floor, tobacco leaf and herbs.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, light wood, currants, sweet strawberries, cooked plums, spices, chocolates, smoke, wet rocks, cloves, forest floor, leather, leaves, peppercorn and graphite.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a wonderful aged Israeli red blend. Well balanced with great complexity and mouthfeel. Good by itself or with food. Showing lots of earthy notes with nice black and red fruits. This reminds me of a 20 year old Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Needs an hour to open up properly and remove some of the mold notes, but after 2 hours it became really special.
Probably peaked a couple of years ago, but it is so interesting to drink now. This is one wine that you want to sip on, and smell, and talk about.
I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers, but the Camembert was perfect for it, even better than the brie. All those notes intertwined with each other beautifully.
A unique blend of Grenache, Merlot and Carignan. Kosher.
14.3% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 4 days ago
This is a cooperative project between the Rothschild’s & Concho Y Toro, much like Opus One, which started with Mondavi & the Rothschild’s but now Constellation Brands owns Mondavi’s half.
2007 was a good vintage in Puente Alto.
On the nose; nice perfumed fruits; blackberries; blue fruits, dark cherries, black raspberries, hints of strawberries , black pepper, stones, slight tarry notes, black licorice, fields of violets, lavender and decayed red florals.
The body is full. The tannins still chewy, round yet velvety. The length is beautiful. The tension nice, big structure and nicely balanced. The fruits are; ripe, blackberries, blackberries; blue fruits, dark cherries, black raspberries and hints of strawberries. Leather, black pepper, stones, slight tarry notes, black licorice, dark rich soils, graphite, nice round spice, dark chocolate, incense fields of violets, lavender and decayed red florals. The acidity is very nice. The long elegant finish and nicely polished. Still needs another 5-8 years in bottle. Drink 2023-35.
Photos of; their Viña...the roof was designed with a relationship to the top flow of the Andes Mountains, grapes that were just harvested this morning and waiting processing, signage as you turn into their Vina and another building on the property.
Notes on the label/logo, the four dots in the center represent the four seasons and the half circles represent how the winds blow east and west from the Andes to coast and Vice Visa and how they flow north and south as well. — 13 days ago
The ratings here are a bit harsh, I found this to be very approachable today with a bountiful nose and equally pleasant palate of spice and berry. Again influenced perhaps by being on the seaside here in eastern Australia but I’m convinced I’d have enjoyed it at home as well! — 17 hours ago
2015 Corralillo WineMakers Blend is; 50% Syrah and the rest Cabernet Franc & Malbec.
On the nose, ruby dark cassis. Blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, dark cherries and some strawberries. Dark chocolate, light pepper, mocha, vanilla and beautiful dark, fresh floral and fields of violets.
The body is full. The palate shows full tannins that are chewy and rounded. Ruby dark cassis, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, dark cherries, cherries and some strawberries. Dark chocolate, light pepper, mocha, vanilla, caramel, soft understated minerals and loamy clay soils, soft leather, some dry stems, beautiful round acidity and beautiful dark, fresh floral and fields of violets. Long, elegant, well balanced, rich finish.
Photos of; Matetic’s restaurant which is about 9km from their Viña. It’s also a great hotel we stayed. Our tasting at Matetic with Sofia’s full attention on our host Josefina describing the wine and the process of how it’s made. Stainless steel 225 or 300 liter barrels to ferment a portion of their Sauvignon Blanc to be blended with the other parts...some in used oak barrel & concrete egg. I’ve not seen these used anywhere else until visiting Chile. The vista as you drive up towards their property.
— 4 days ago
On the nose, violets, lavender, mint/eucalyptus, ruby dark fruits; blackberries, black plum, plum, huckleberry, dark cherries, cherries, strawberries, dark, rich, moist soils, cinnamon, vanilla, tobacco and soft leather.
Tannins are thick, round & velvety. The body is rich, round, ruby, ripe; blackberries, black plum, plum, black raspberries, huckleberry, dark cherries, cherries, strawberries, dark, rich, moist soils, cinnamon, vanilla, mint/eucalyptus, dry soils, powdery dark minerals, dry river stone, tobacco and soft leather. The acidity is a little low but ok. The finish is round, balanced, polished, but falls a little short.
Photos of; Santa Ritz Restaurant where we had lunch, Thank you sign, museum barrel room and another vantage point of their Viña. — 6 days ago
2014 vintage. Deep, dark, plush red blend. Mulberry, blackberry, fig, incense, dried tarragon, baked black cherry, dried purple flowers, black rocks, smoke, cedar. 39 Carignan 21 Petit Verdot 15 Syrah 13 Carmenere 6 Grenache 6 Mouvedre. Definitely lends itself to the darker sides of Syrah and Petit Verdot. Good structure, good complexity, long finish. — 3 days ago
Tasted blind. Dark black ruby color. Opaque. Looks as thick as Guinness. Big nose. Notes of blueberries, slate, cool menthol and moist soil. Exotic in the mouth, almost too much. Guessed Northern Rhone. My first bottle by this producer. Will have to learn more about them. — 4 days ago