Koyle Costa Sauvignon Blanc 2011 by Viña Koyle

IMG_0937 Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Very good dry wine with sweet lime/grapefruit peel and fresh garden herbs over spicy ginger and noted minerality. The wine has medium plus acidity and very good complexity. The fruit is medium plus in concentration and finish is long. Drink now and for 5-6 years.

http://www.koyle.cl/en/wines/koyle-costa-sauvignon-blanc/

Marques de Casa Concha Pinot Noir 2011 by Concha y Toro

IMG_0936 Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Very good dry wine with ripe cherries and strawberries over baker’s spice with a floral note. The wine has medium minus tannins that are well rounded and bring structure with the medium acidity. The wine has medium plus fruit intensity and good complexity. The length is medium plus and sweet. Drink now and for 5-6 years.

http://marquesdecasaconcha.com/site/?p=1141&lang=en

Arboleda Sauvignon Blanc 2012 by Viña Arboleda

IMG_0930 Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Very good dry wine with tropical fruit and fresh garden herbs over key lime with noted minerality. The wine has medium plus acidity and medium plus body giving great structure. The wine has medium plus fruit concentration and good complexity. Drink now and for 3 years.

http://www.arboledawines.com/sauvignon-blanc.html

Poderosa Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011 by 10 International

IMG_0582 Grape Variety: 100% Sauviginon Blanc

Good wine with fresh citrus and gooseberries over garden herbs and a mineral note. The medium acidity keeps the wine fresh and clean. The the fruit has medium plus intensity and the wine shows good complexity. The wine is drinking well now and will for several years.

http://www.10international.com/our-brands/la-poderosa/la-poderosa-sauvignon-blanc/

Ona Syrah 2005 by Anakena

IMG_0704 Grape Variety: 100% Syrah

Very good plus dry wine with blueberries and ripe black raspberries over mocha, white pepper and baking spice. The medium plus tannins are well rounded and bring structure with the medium acidity. The fruit has medium plus concentration and the finish is medium plus. Drink now and for several years.

http://www.anakenawines.cl

Organic Cabernet-Malbec 2010 by Vina De Martino

IMG_0911 Grape Variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Malbec

Very good wine with sweet black cherries and dark plums over bakers’ spices, chocolate and a floral note. The fruit has medium plus concentration and intensity. The tannins are medium and grippy bringing structure with the medium acidity. The wine has good complexity and will drink well for 4-5 years.

http://www.demartino.cl/tbk_webpay/pag_producto.php?cat=3&pro=11

Arboleda Carmenere 2011 by Vina Arboleda

IMG_0902 Grape Variety: 100% Carmenere

Very good wine with mixed black plums and black raspberries over notes of sweet garden herbs, chocolate and bakers’ spice. The medium tannins are ripe and rounded giving balance with the medium acidity. The fruit has medium plus concentration and the finish is medium plus and sweet. Drink now and for 4-5 years.

http://www.arboledawines.com/carmenere.html

Calina Reserva Carménère 2011 by Calina Winery

IMG_0877 Grape Variety: 100% Carménère

Very good minus wine with sour black cherries and fresh sweet herbs over baking spice. The medium minus grippy tannins give structure with the medium acidity. The fruit has medium minus intensity and the finish is medium. The wine shows some complexity and will drink well for 3-4 years.

http://www.calina.com/wines/carménère

Calina Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 by Calina Winery, Santa Rosa, CA

IMG_0878 Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Good plus wine with black currents, baking spice and touch of dried herbs. The medium minus tannins are chalky. The fruit has medium minus concentration and intensity. The wine is a straight forward Cabernet. Drink now and for several years.

http://www.calina.com/wines/cabernet-sauvignon

Tamaya Estate Carménère 2010 by Viña Tamaya

IMG_0879 Grape Variety: 100% Carménère

Good plus dry wine with dark fruit over a dusty touch of licorice. The medium plus acidity added a fresh note. The medium minus tannins are a bit chalky but ripe. The fruit has medium minus intensity and the finish is relatively short. Drink now and for 2-3 years.

http://www.tamayawines.cl