Wines of Chile Grand Tasting 2010 San Francisco – James Melendez

Wines of Chile 2010 San Francisco was a wonderful showcase of Chilean wines.  Great artistry and quality.  Carménère was king and was the focus as it should have been.  I am in the process of writing up each of these wines.

Echeverria Maipo Valley Founders Selection – 2005 – 9.2

Koyle Colchagua Valley Royale Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 9.2

Koyle Maipo-Colchagua Valleys Syrah – 2007 – 9.2

Koyle Calchagua Valley Royale Syrah – 2007 – 9.2

De Martino Maipo Valley Cabernet Malbec – 2008 – 9.1

De Martino Single Vineyard Alto de Piedras Carménère – 2006 – 9.1

Falernia Elqui Valley Reserva Carménère Syrah – 2007 – 9.1

Falernia Elqui Valley Reserva Carménère – 2007 – 9.1

Koyle Maipo-Colchagua Valleys Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 9.1

Haras de Pirque Character Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2005 – 9.1

Haras de Pirqus Alibis Cabernet Sauvignon – 2004 – 9.1

J Bouchon Las Mercedes Maule Valley Red Blend – 2007 – 9.1

J Bouchon Maule Valley Mingre Red Blend – 2006 – 9.1

Vina Siegel Colchagua Valley Crecero Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 – 9.2

Lapostelle Clos Apalta Colchaugaa Valley Red Blend – 9.2

Tierra Andina Carménère Suyai Red Blend – 2007 – 9.2

Veramonte Colchagua Valley Red Blend – 2006 – 9.1

Don Reca Cacahapoal Valley Cuvée – 2007 – 9.1

Requinagua Toro de Piedra Red Blend – 2008 – 9.1

Requinagua Curicó Valley Potro de Piedra – 2008 –  9.1

Tierra Andina Altos Malbec – 2008 – 9.1

Terra Mater Maipo Valley Altum Shiraz – 2007 – 9.1

Vina Siegel Colchagua Valley Shiraz – 2007 -9.1

Chono Maipo Valley Reserva Carménère Haras de Pirque Maipo Valley Estate Carménère – 2008 – 9.0

Tierra Andina Rapel Valley Reserve Carménère – 2008 – 9.0

Terra Mater Maipo Valley Zinfandel – 2009 – 9.0

Undurraga Aliwen Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah – 2008 – 9.0

J Bouchon  Reserva Maule Valley Carménère Syrah – 2008 – 9.0

J Bouchon Reserva Especial Maule Valley Carménère – 2007 – 9.0

J Bouchon Reserva Especial Maule Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 9.0

– 2007 – 9.0

Echeverria Curicó Valley Carménère – 2008 – 9.0

De Martino Choapa Valley Legado Reserve Syrah – 2007 – 9.0

Echeverria Curicó-Maipo Valleys Limited Edition Red Blend – 2006 – 9.0

Lapostelle Alexandre Carménère – 2008 – 9.0

Echeverria Curicó Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 8.9

Chono Elqui Reserva Shiraz – 2007 – 8.9

La Capitana Cachapoal Valley Carménère – 2008 – 8.9

Miguel Torres Curicó Valley Manso del Velasco – 2006 – 8.9

Morande Casablanca Valley Reserva Pinot Noir – 2008 – 8.9

Morande Loncomilla Valley Carignan – 2006 – 8.9

Requinagua Puerto Viejo Curicó Valley Syrah – 8.9

Arauano Central Valley Chile Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 8.9

Cono Sur Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Carménère – 8.9

Falernia Elqui Valley Pedro Ximenez – 2009 – 8.9

Terrapura Central Valley Chile Carménère – 2008 – 8.9

Toro de Piedra Curicó Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 8.9

Ema Cachaopoal Valley Amplus One Carménère – 8.9

Terra Mater Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – 2009 – 8.9

Vina Siegel Colchagua Valley Carménère – 2008 – 8.9

Undurraga Leyda and San Antonio Valleys Sauvignon Blanc – 2009 – 8.9

Undurraga Limari Valley Syrah – 2007 – 8.9

Ventisquero Grey Carménère – 2006 – 8.9

La Capitana Cachapoal Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 8.9

Lapostelle Casa Carménère Rapel Valley Carménère – 2008 – 8.8

Miguel Torres Central Valley Chile Santa Digna Carménère – 20098 – 8.8

Miguel Torres Central Valley Chile Cordillera Red Blend – 2005 – 8.8

Vina San Pedro Castillo de Molina Maule Valley Carménère – 2007 – 8.8

La Palma Cachapoal Valley Reserva Carménère – 2008 – 8.8

Falernia Elqui Valley Reserva Syrah – 2007 – 8.8

Araucano Central Valley Chile Carménère – 2008 – 8.8

De Martino Chile 347 Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 8.8

La Palma Cachapoal Valley Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 8.8

Undurraga Leyda and San Antonio Valley Pinot Noir – 2008 – 8.8

Ventisquero Colchagua Carménère Syrah Blend – 2008 – 8.8

Terrapura Central Valley Chile Sauvignon Blanc – 2009 – 8.7

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¡Salud!

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II love wine and business. I am obsessed with the subject, the art, the history, the sciences, organization management, and making things less complex I have been a former national wine marketing manager for a large off-premise food and wine retailer (280+ retail locations in 30 US States); the love for wine taught me the good practice of using the best methodologies to right side a business which unto itself is complex. Further complexity is wine. Wine simple to enjoy and yet profoundly complex because of many factors: Many grape varieties States of wine: sparkling, still and fortified wines Vintage Blends Regions/AVAs/DOCs etc. Many producer styles Many producers Limited supply Limited and often restricted distribution My experience is still a lot of intimidation with respect to wine. Wine means many things to many people; status, fear, success, ‘you’ve arrived’, enjoyment, good times, tradition and even ceremony. I have consulted with wine producers and association. I have spoken on Wine and Social Media, Wine and Video and The Business of Wine in conferences in the United States and Europe. Beer and spirits do have the same dynamics–there are many producers but compared to wine there is no other consumer product like it. I have been writing about since November 2006 on my site and I have over 2,890 wine videos on my YouTube channel talking about general wine subject matter as well as specific educational topics on wine and reviews. I have been a wine judge and have traveled to many wine countries in the new and old world. Wine has taken me to great places. Life is tough for most of us and it is nice to celebrate life with those near and even far. What wine is really about is sitting around a table with family and friends raising your wine glass and saying—to life! I love to write about travel, food, technology and business–please subscribe! Salute, *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2020, 2018, 2017, 2010 James P. Melendez – All Rights Reserved.
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