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Casa Silva

Chile, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Casa Silva / Los Vascos, Domaines Barones de Rothschild (Lafite) / Cono Sur / Nimbus / Veramonte / Santa Rita / De Martino / Concha y Toro

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      Wines of Chile Blogger Tasting 5 Sauvignon Blancs and 3 Chardonnays from various locales in Chile (Casablanca, Colchagua, Leyda, and Limari Valleys). Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer (@FredDexMS) as host. These wines were generously provided by the wineries, Wines of Chile (@DrinkChile & @WinesofChile), and the Thomas Collective (@TTC_Tweets). Sound-bite Summary As I tweeted at the […]

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Chile, Carmenere, Casa Silva, Los Lingues Gran Reserva, Colchagua Valley, 2008

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Note: best one to two hours+ after decant. N/ Burnt black cherries and burlap. Stewed violets. Pronounced minerality. Soft flint and granite. A nice touch of roses. T/ Full mouthfeel. Thick, coating black fruits and a rose petal reduction sauce. Medium-high acids. River rock juice. A few unfortunate green notes. http://www.casasilva.cl/ Price = $22 Rating = […]

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Chile, Carmenere, Casa Silva, 2007

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N/ Smoldering plastic (an unfortunate aroma occasionally associated with Carmenere). Iron. Clean blood. Black pepper. T/ Stale cranberry juice. Flint. Liquid smoke. Pepper. Easy to drink, but needs a LOT of work. Fair +. 79

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