MontGras Reserva Carmenère 2010 by Viña MontGras

IMG_0926 Grape Variety: 85% Carmenère 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Very good minus dry red wine with black raspberries and cherries over mixed baker’s spice and noted white pepper. The medium tannins are grippy and with the medium minus acidity give a medium length. The fruit has good intensity and the wine shows complexity. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://www.montgras.cl/fichas%20tecnicas/2010MontGrasReservaCarmenreENG.pdf

Pehuén 2007 by Vina Santa Rita

IMG_0954 Grape Variety: 95% Apalta Valley Carménère and 5% Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Outstanding minus dry red wine with ripe black berries and plums over a complex of vanilla and other baking spices with a earthy floral note. The fruit concentration and intensity are both high and the finish is long and sweet. The medium plus ripe tannins bring structure with the medium plus acidity. The wine has very good complexity. Drink now and for 6-7 years.

http://www.santarita.com/international/our-wines/pehuen/carmenere/

Pedro Ximenez 2012 by Viña Falernia

IMG_0991 Grape Variety: 100% Pedro Ximenez

Good plus dry white wine with lemon zest and granny smith apples over a touch of orange blossom and mineral note. The wine has medium plus acidity which brings balance to the sweetish fruit. The fruit has good concentration and leads to a medium finish. Drink now and for 1-2 years.

http://www.falernia.com/test/ note site was under construction when note was published.

Canto de Apalta 2011by Viña Lapostolle

IMG_0956 Grape Variety: 45% Carmenère; 25% Merlot; 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Syrah.

Very good dry red wine with mixed red berries and black cherries over baking spice and peppery garden herbs. The medium plus tannins are rounded and a touch grippy balancing the medium acidity. The fruit has medium plus intensity and the wine has good complexity. The finish is long and pleasant. Drink now and for 7-8 years.

http://en.lapostolle.com/wines/canto-de-apalta/?year=2011

La Rinconada Single Vineyard Carmenere 2011 by Cono Sur

IMG_0961 Grape Variety: 100% Carmenere

Very good dry red wine with red and black cherries and black berries over mocha and baking spices. The medium tannins are ripe and rounded balancing the medium minus acidity. The wine has medium plus fruit intensity leading to a medium plus sweet finish. Drink now and for 5-6 years.

http://www.conosur.com/our-wines/single-vineyard/carmenere/

Sparkling Brut 2013 by Cono Sur

IMG_0959 Grape Variety: Chardonnay 92%, Pinot Noir 8%

Very good dry sparkling wine with granny smith apples and sweet citrus over honeysuckle. The mousse is soft and fine textured. The wine has medium acidity and medium fruit intensity giving great structure. The wine is drinking now and will for 3-4 years.

http://www.conosur.com/our-wines/sparkling/chardonnay-riesling-pinot-noir-2007/

La Palma Single Vineyard Syrah 2012 by Cono Sur

IMG_0960 Grape Variety: 100% Syrah

Very good minus dry red wine with black cherry and raspberries over cafe mocha, fresh ground white pepper and a floral note. The medium tannins are grippy and bring structure with the medium acidity. The wine has good balance and a medium plus slightly sweet finish. Drink now and for 5-6 years.

http://www.conosur.com/wp3/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/SINGLE-VINEYARD-SYRAH-2012-ENG.pdf

Clos Apalta by Viña Lapostolle

IMG_0957 Grape Variety: 71% Carmenère, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot

Outstanding dry wine with a complex of ripe black and dried fruit mixed with red berries over baking spice and mixed spicy herbs. The medium plus tannins are rounded and ripe and bring structure with the medium acidity. The wine has a high level of fruit intensity and very good complexity. The finish is long and sweet. Drink in 3-4 years and will drink well for 12-15 years.

http://en.lapostolle.com/wines/clos-apalta/?year=2010

GSM 2011 by Viña Bezana

IMG_0939 Grape Variety: 45% Grenache, 33% Mourvedre, 22% Syrah

Very good dry wine with mixed red fruit from plums to raspberries with baking spice and violets over dusty cedar. The medium tannins are rounded and bring structure with the medium minus acidity. The fruit has medium plus concentration. The body is full with a sweet medium plus finish. Drink now and for 6-7 years.

http://en.lagardebezana.cl/gsm.php

Lagar De Bezana Cab Sav 2012 by Viña Lagar De Bezana

IMG_0938 Grape Variety: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Syrah

Good plus dry wine with black plums and sour cherries over bakers spice and dried herbs. The wine has medium fruit intensity and good complexity. The medium minus tannins are grippy and balance the medium acidity. The wine has a medium plus finish. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://en.lagardebezana.cl/aguacero.php