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Carmen 2011 Gran Reserva Cab Sauv mini review

Another one from the Chilean wine festival. Dark in color with a mild nose of lovely red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays red cherries to match the nose. A nice varietal cab sauv. On the medium length … Continue reading

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Errázuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2012

I tasted this one at the Chilean wine festival and decided to do a more thorough review so bought a bottle. Pale in color with a lovely varietal chard nose with some nice fruit and vanilla coming through. On the … Continue reading

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2013 Emiliana Adobe Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

Summer is over, and for us Canadians the cold hard truth of winter is settling in. Thankfully 2014 is coming to a much softer and gentler end than 2013 did. Despite mother nature taking her usual turn for the worst, … Continue reading

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2013 Calcu Sauv blanc mini review

Another one from the Chilean wine festival. Pale in color with a lovely varietal sauv blanc nose displaying some milder citrus and lemon notes. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely citrus notes to match the nose. This … Continue reading

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2011 Carmen Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark in color with a mild nose of dark cherries. On the mid pallet the wine has some lovely black cherries backed by some smooth tannins, some nice dryness, some acidity and some green notes. The wine is medium in … Continue reading

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2012 In Situ Reserva Cab Sauv mini review

Another one from the Chilean wine event. Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some very nice red cherries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dryness and complexity. For … Continue reading

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Ventisquero Queulat Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2012

Garnet in color with lovely ristic varietal pinot noir nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays lovely soft red berries, strawberries and the like to match the nose. The wine is medium in length with some lovely rustic notes … Continue reading

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2012 Edicion Limitada Sangiovese mini review

Another one from the Chilean wine event. This one caught my attention in that Sangiovese is an Italian grape and I’ve never seen it in Chile before. Lovely dried red berry nose smack on varietal for a Sangiovese. In the … Continue reading

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2014 Puerto Viejo Sauv Blanc mini review

I tasted this one at the recent Chilean Wine event at the ROM and it is one of the wines that stood out. Pale in color with a lovely bold nose with lots of grassy and some citrus notes coming … Continue reading

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Errazuriz Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Dark in color with a nice nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely red cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely firm tannins and some nice … Continue reading

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2013 ERRAZURIZ SAUVIGNON BLANC

I love Sauv Blancs. They are super food friendly! In the past there were a number of inexpensive Chilean Sauv blancs but over time they have been removed from the LCBO. This one remains. It’s clear based on the bottle … Continue reading

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2011 Chilcas single vineyard Pinot Noir mini review

I tasted this one at the Chilean wine festival and it caught my attention as one of the stars of the event. Garnet in color with a lovely varietal pinot nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely … Continue reading

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2010 Morande Gran Reserva Pinot Noir mini review

I tasted this one at the Chilean wine festival. The Chilean’s really love there Reserva and Gran Reserva terms. Now if only they were legislated to mean something universally 🙂 I have to admit, I had not tasted a lot … Continue reading

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2009 Villasenor Ensamblaje mini review

Another one of the stars from the Chilean wine show. Dark in color with a mild nose, cab sauv like. On the pallet the wine displays a nice melody of fruit. You can actually pick out a number of the … Continue reading

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2012 ERRAZURIZ SAUVIGNON BLANC

Pale in color with a varietal grassy nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays grassy notes to match the nose. The wine is on the lighter side of medium in length with a smooth food friendly finish. This is … Continue reading

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SOL DE ANDES RESERVA ESPECIAL SYRAH 2008

Inky dark in color with a rich nose of red berries, cassis and some earthy notes. On the mid pallet the wine has some deep rich, semi sweet cassis flavors to match the nose. It’s slightly jammy in texture. There’s … Continue reading

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2008 Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine is dark in color with lots of black berries and some oak coming through on the nose. On the mid pallet this wine is dominated by classic cab sauv flavors, deep rich cherries, some oak and big and … Continue reading

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2009 CONCHA Y TORO CASILLERO DEL DIABLO CABERNET SAUVIGNON

This wine is dark in color with a lovely nose of dark berries. On the front of the mouth is a whack of wood backed by a strong black berry, blueberry and cherry flavor. This is a big wine. On … Continue reading

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SANTA CAROLINA RESERVA DE FAMILIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008

Cab sauvs are some of my favorite wines. I enjoy the flavor especially when well aged and find them VERY food friendlly. A salmon fillet was on the menu tonight. I found this wonderful coating mix that brings out the … Continue reading

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CARMEN GRAN RESERVA CHARDONNAY 2008

Some chards are really sensitive to temperature, and this is one of those. Out of the fridge it was too cold. The wine is slightly golden in color. On the nose are some mild chard varietal smells greeting you. When … Continue reading

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ESPIRITU DE CHILE SAUVIGNON BLANC

Sauvignon blanc is quickly becoming one of my favorite white wines. I find them very food friendly. This particular one is very pale in color with some mild citrus and some grassy smells coming through on the nose. On the … Continue reading

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MONTES CLASSIC SERIES SAUVIGNON BLANC 2009

I’ve been on a roll with great Chilean Sauv blancs. Sadly this one breaks the role. The wine is pale in color very mild on the nose. The wine has some strong green flavors and some tartness (not quite bitter) … Continue reading

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VIU MANENT RESERVA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007

I tasted this one at the Churchhill wine cellars annual portfolio tasting event. The wine is dark in color, with a definitely varietal cab on the nose. There is a hint of smoke and wood on the nose as well. … Continue reading

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Santa Julia Reserva Chardonnay 2008

A while back I did a write up on a number of Chilean Sauv Blancs that I tasted at the Chilean wine event. At the event I tasted a number of Chards but did not find too many I enjoyed. … Continue reading

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Santa Carolina Reserva Chardonnay 2008

This is another one from the Chilean wine event That I decided to give a more thorough review. Again this is another well priced wine. I did not find a lot of good chards at the event, but this one … Continue reading

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