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!

James the Wine Guy

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About James Melendez

I love wine and have had the privilege of working in the wine trade as a senior national wine marketing manager for a wine, food and home goods retailer in 30+ US States. I executed into making wine experiential and made 'wines of the world' programme work in a highly regulated framework for a successful business proposition. My "wine" site also incorporates those categories intimately involved with wine such as food, travel and lifestyle. This site incorporates my many dimensions of interest. I love to review and also talk about many aspects of wine. I have been privileged to visit many wine countries and find them enthralling no matter how many times I visit. I love all aspects of wine: viticulture, history, winemaking, brand development, wine regions and many more aspects. This is a living tradition that needs documentation, education, reporting and reviewing. Do I have favourite varieties and styles? I love so many varieties and often it is situational and yet there are time honoured wines that I anticipate and I am passionate about. I like all colours of wine and all styles. I have had a mad passionate affair with sparkling wines and they are always top of mind. Wine nourishes our soul and is the key to connecting with other people at our dinner table. Salute, James © 2014, 2017 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social medias.
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