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Review: 2011 MontGras Quatro

Review: 2011 MontGras Quatro

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.montgras.cl/english/montgras.htm Chile produces some incredible wine values and as this 2011 Quatro proves, however, some of them need more time. Primarily a Bordeaux-style blend (with only 10% Syrah thrown into the mix), this is a well-priced bottle which carries good acidity and fruit. It’s produced by Vina MontGras, located in Chile’s […]

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Review: 2012 Cono Sur Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.conosur.com Cono Sur is one of the larger wineries I visited on my trip to Chile back in May and I couldn’t help but be impressed by its commitment to both organic farming and releasing value wines. This Reserva-class Cab represents – in many ways – why I think so many […]

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Review: Emiliana Novas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.emiliana.cl/ Novas is a brand of wine that’s produced by Chilean producer of Biodynamic wine, Emiliana. It tends to be a very good quality-to-price ratio label – let’s find out if this Cab holds up. Technical Data: Valley:Maipo Valley Composition: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot Vinification Facility: Las Palmeras Alcohol: 14.2° […]

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2009 Le Dix de Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.lafite.com/eng Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted grape in the country of Chile and this 2009 Le Dix bottle sources grapes which come from 70-year old vines. Meaning “10″ in French, Le Dix was first introduced in 1996 to commemorate  Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)’s first ten years in Chile. Since it […]

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2008 Ocio Pinot Noir – Review

Chile produces a huge variety of varietals and one of  them that has been keeping my attention is Pinot Noir. Due to the diverse regions of Chile, they are able to grow just about every grape imaginable – each of which have a distinct character and terroir. Cono Sur’s Pinot Noir, called Ocio, is a […]

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2009 Cono Sur Vision Gewurztraminer

By Duane Pemberton The more I understand Chile, the more I see how incredibly well-suited it is for growing all kinds of grapes thanks to its diverse topography. Because of its incredibly long coastal line, Chile has a ton of various possibilities for grapes – from hot, tropical conditions down to near freezing in the […]

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Chile – bringing on the W.E.P.

Everything we want in life, as consumers, we want it to be Worth Every Penny and wine is no different. It’s our rating system, it’s our mantra and I know undoubtedly, it’s your mantra as well – especially in a softened economy. We as consumers want to get the best bang for our buck as […]

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Montes Cab Sauv and a Sauv Blanc – Chilean Value

There was a time, a few years ago, when Chilian wines were all the craze – however, they have since lost much of that hype to other regions such as Mendoza Argentina and even Portugal. It’s no secret, really, as to what causes that buzz around any particular region – it’s all about value and […]

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Santa Rita – good Chilean for under $10

Winery website: www.santarita.com If you were to ask most anyone in the wine-world – just a few short years ago – what one of the hottest wine regions going was – most likley, the answer would’ve been Chili. It created a name for itself in creating affordable Cabs and Carmenere’s which were giving folks in the […]

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