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Elqui Valley Pedro Ximenez

8.8154 ratings
8.732 pro ratings
Elqui Valley, Coquimbo, Chile
Pedro Ximénez
Cake & Cream
Top Notes For
Ed Lehrman

Super tasty and unique. Great with oysters.

Super tasty and unique. Great with oysters.

Aug 8th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.8

Grown at high elevation at 6,320 feet on vine 72 years of age. Made with a fair amount of sur lie and batonnage; which gives it a nice creamy body and mouthfeel. Meyer lemon/Pledge, ginger soda, pear, slightly bruised green, green melon, grapefruit, saline, powdery chalkiness, beautiful round acidity and good finish. Good pair with seafood or ceviche. The area of Elqui is also know for having the most vivid night skies in the world.

Grown at high elevation at 6,320 feet on vine 72 years of age. Made with a fair amount of sur lie and batonnage; which gives it a nice creamy body and mouthfeel. Meyer lemon/Pledge, ginger soda, pear, slightly bruised green, green melon, grapefruit, saline, powdery chalkiness, beautiful round acidity and good finish. Good pair with seafood or ceviche. The area of Elqui is also know for having the most vivid night skies in the world.

Oct 26th, 2017
Brian Szluk

High acidity tropical notes, green pineapple, over ripe melon, papaya, honey, orange blossom, cloves

High acidity tropical notes, green pineapple, over ripe melon, papaya, honey, orange blossom, cloves

Oct 7th, 2017
Brian McMahon

Sales Polaner Selections

8.7

70 year old vines in clay silt and chalk at 6230 ft above sea level. in the very dry and northern elqui valley of chile. 500 cases. Floral and crisp pretty neat PX. #chile

70 year old vines in clay silt and chalk at 6230 ft above sea level. in the very dry and northern elqui valley of chile. 500 cases. Floral and crisp pretty neat PX. #chile

6 people found it helpfulJun 24th, 2014
Michael Wolfe

Great wine. Nice fruit with acidity to balance

Great wine. Nice fruit with acidity to balance

3 people found it helpfulMay 13th, 2014
Wesley McCorkle

Great with seafood. Starts off with tastes of butter, then pear and quickly to lemon and lime with a crisp finish with lots of mineral character. Finishes very dry.

Great with seafood. Starts off with tastes of butter, then pear and quickly to lemon and lime with a crisp finish with lots of mineral character. Finishes very dry.

3 people found it helpfulMar 11th, 2014
Brian McMahon

Sales Polaner Selections

8.8

Vintage: 2014
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Chile
Region: Elqui Valley
Appellation: Elqui-Andes
Wine type: White
Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc
Varietal Notes: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard: Quebrada de Talca vineyard. Ungrafted.
Orientation: 1,150 feet in altitude and about 11 miles inland from the Pacific. Vines oriented from South-Northwest
Soil: Calcareous with heavy limestone deposits.
Viticulture: All work is done by hand. Guyot trellis system. No green harvest.
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel with about 20% going through malolactic.
Aging: Aged on the fine lees for 4 months with battonage.
Production: 10,000 cases

Vintage: 2014
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Chile
Region: Elqui Valley
Appellation: Elqui-Andes
Wine type: White
Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc
Varietal Notes: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard: Quebrada de Talca vineyard. Ungrafted.
Orientation: 1,150 feet in altitude and about 11 miles inland from the Pacific. Vines oriented from South-Northwest
Soil: Calcareous with heavy limestone deposits.
Viticulture: All work is done by hand. Guyot trellis system. No green harvest.
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel with about 20% going through malolactic.
Aging: Aged on the fine lees for 4 months with battonage.
Production: 10,000 cases

2 people found it helpfulApr 8th, 2016
Damon Levy

Director/Importer Vine Connections

8.8

Better body than usual

Better body than usual

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2013
Kaitlin Ohlinger

So fresh and so fun. Much more aromatic than the last dry PX I had several years ago. Pleasant tartness and minerality on the finish. Sneaky oyster wine.

So fresh and so fun. Much more aromatic than the last dry PX I had several years ago. Pleasant tartness and minerality on the finish. Sneaky oyster wine.

Feb 7th, 2017
Nikki Erpelding

Crisp mineral driven with puckery citrus notes. Seafood!

Crisp mineral driven with puckery citrus notes. Seafood!

Oct 2nd, 2016