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Concha y Toro

Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marques de Casa Concha, Concha y Toro, Puente Alto, Maipo Valley, 2014

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N/ Purple and red fruits. Smoked game. Brick dust. Paprika. Cedar / cigar box. Forest floor. Bell peppers. T/ Medium full mouth feel. Loaded with red, blue, and black fruit flavors. These are well-balanced with wood and Earth notes. Only detraction is a light bell pepper note that will likely resolve with more bottle rest […]

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Chile, Rose of Syrah, Concha y Toro, Casillero del Diablo, Reserva, Valle Central, 2015

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Rose of syrah, cinsault, and carmenere. N/ Light wafts of strawberries, raspberries, dried hay, wild herbs, and wet cement. T/ Light mouthfeel. Appropriately refreshing. Strawberry and red berry flavors with some nicely balanced acidity. Fun, just as it should be. 13% alcohol www.casillerodeldiablo.com Price = $11 N = B+ T = B I = B+ […]

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Chile, White Blend, Reserva, “Devil’s Collection,” Casillero del Diablo, Concha y Toro, Casablanca Valley, 2013

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White blend of: 85% sauvignon blanc, 10% chardonnay, and 5% gewürztraminer. N/ 2 out of 10 on sauvignon blanc “cat aroma” scale, which is just right for me. Lemon zest, gooseberries, yellow dried grasses, honeysuckle, herbals, and a touch of butter. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Rounder that one would expect from her nose. Citrus, light grass and […]

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Chile, Red Blend (“Winemakers”), Reserva, Casillero del Diablo, Concha y Toro, Rapel Valley, 2011

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Red blend of: 60% syrah, 25% carmenere, and 15% cabernet sauvignon. N/ Lightly cedar-smoked black cherries. A pronounced mineral and wet steel blast of aroma. Soft caramel and chocolate flavors. Hint of tomato leaf slightly detracts from a fairly warm and inviting nose. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Juicy flavors of red berries and boysenberry jam. Soft […]

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Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, Concha y Toro, Marques de Casa Concha, Puente Alto, 2009

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Rated 1.5 hours post decant. She really needs ample air. The oak is just too much here. Maybe a few more years of bottle rest might alleviate as well. N/ Big oaks. Too big. Their power detracts from the nice smoked cassis and red berry aromas trying to break through. Acidic wafts of crushed rocks. […]

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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, Moscatel and Semillon, Concha y Toro, Travessia, Valle de Itata, 2010

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N/ Fairly simple aromas of crushed river rocks and dried hay. Slight touch of white flowers. T/ Light mouthfeel. Hay stewed with river rocks. Slightly chlorinated spring water. Price = (17-19 R$ in Brasil) = $10 – $11 US http://www.conchaytoro.com/ Rating = C

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Chile, Carmenere, Concha y Toro, Marques de Casa Concha, Rapel Valley, 2009

N/ Round, stewed fruits, black plums, black cherry. Acidic wafts of wood and burlap. A violet reduction / infusion, sprinkled with granite dust. Game notes. T/ Full mouthfeel. Acid looms large over concentrated rose petal juice, black fruits, and rare beef. Thick with minerality and dark soil flavors. While I was not eating one I can imagine […]

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South America – Tour de Vino, Carne, y Cerveza – Part 2 of 2: Chile

“Chile produces some fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon, at least one astounding Pinot Noir (see below), and a host of nice whites. The real grape star of Chile, however, may end up being….” Please click on the link, immediately below, to be taken to this article that I have posted on Scribd. I suggest hitting the “full […]

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Chile, Red Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Syrah), Palo Alto Winery, Reserve, Maule Valley, 2008

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A red blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Carménère and 15% Syrah. N/ Signature Carménère smoke dominated for an hour. Plum. Tobacco. Dry earth. Leather. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Clean, but slightly chalky. Dry. Big plum notes. Nice acid and structure. Mouthwatering close. Note: wait at least an hour, preferably two hours, before enjoying. http://www.paloaltowines.com/en/ Winemaker = Héctor […]

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Chile, Pinot Noir, Cono Sur, Ocio, Casablanca Valley, 2006

N/ Burnt cherries. Dirt. Earth. Clove. Spice box. Nutmeg. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Amazingly clean. Huge berries. Damp earth. Price =  $40-50 retail. Astounding-. 95 Note: The 2007 version of this wine remains one of my favorite wines, at any price.

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