Casas del Bosque

Gran Reserva Casablanca Valley Pinot Noir

8.963 ratings
8.910 pro ratings
Casablanca Valley, Aconcagua, Chile
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
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9.0

Casablanca has good Pinot Noirs that achieve varietal expressions such as this one, with its complex aromas, rose petals, forest herbs, earth and cherry and a hint of animal hide. The entrance is full of flavor and the aftertaste is indulgent. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, March 2020)

Casablanca has good Pinot Noirs that achieve varietal expressions such as this one, with its complex aromas, rose petals, forest herbs, earth and cherry and a hint of animal hide. The entrance is full of flavor and the aftertaste is indulgent. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, March 2020)

Mar 12th, 2020
MaJ CappS

Smells of green pepper, and slight baking chocolate.

A wonderful flavor of cacao dusted peppers, finessed tannins and low level acidity mingle with tart overtones. A classic Syrah from Chile,
in all the ways.
A few more years, and this would completely integrate.

Smells of green pepper, and slight baking chocolate.

A wonderful flavor of cacao dusted peppers, finessed tannins and low level acidity mingle with tart overtones. A classic Syrah from Chile,
in all the ways.
A few more years, and this would completely integrate.

Sep 28th, 2019
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.0

Modern, juicy style, plenty of oak spice. 5 years of age under $20-can’t be beat!

Modern, juicy style, plenty of oak spice. 5 years of age under $20-can’t be beat!

Jun 2nd, 2019
Adam Knoerzer

I don't know, you guys. I mean, it's *fine* but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. Ripe fruit and a cola-y flavor hit you right away, but there's a dill-like note on the finish that sits awkwardly on the palate, to my taste. Maybe having this after a Hamilton Russell was part of the problem.

I don't know, you guys. I mean, it's *fine* but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. Ripe fruit and a cola-y flavor hit you right away, but there's a dill-like note on the finish that sits awkwardly on the palate, to my taste. Maybe having this after a Hamilton Russell was part of the problem.

Nov 4th, 2017
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.0

Another Chilean Pinot Noir that makes me pause. Gulpable, savory, balanced...black plum, black currant, underbrush, smoke, tar. Full on sexy.

Another Chilean Pinot Noir that makes me pause. Gulpable, savory, balanced...black plum, black currant, underbrush, smoke, tar. Full on sexy.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2015
Kirk Irwin

Dark dark cab color. Prune, raisin nose smoky-medicinal edge. Light tannins, tart berry not overly dry or sweet. Would hold up to hearty meals and yet great on its own.

Dark dark cab color. Prune, raisin nose smoky-medicinal edge. Light tannins, tart berry not overly dry or sweet. Would hold up to hearty meals and yet great on its own.

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2014
Marc T
8.0

Big, hot, awkward, bit syrupy, too ripe perhaps. But not undrinkable

Big, hot, awkward, bit syrupy, too ripe perhaps. But not undrinkable

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2014
Joyce Lin

High alcohol, 14.5%, medium plus acid, ripe red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, ok Pinot from chile.

High alcohol, 14.5%, medium plus acid, ripe red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, ok Pinot from chile.

Apr 30th, 2016
Christopher Barnes

Great value Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley, Chile, the winemaker is a NZ DJ

Great value Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley, Chile, the winemaker is a NZ DJ

Jun 6th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Tonight's tasting: Pinots from around the world. Group ranked 2 of 5. Fruity big and bold with ripe cherry and cola. The group would buy this again.

Tonight's tasting: Pinots from around the world. Group ranked 2 of 5. Fruity big and bold with ripe cherry and cola. The group would buy this again.

Nov 15th, 2014