Category Archives: Colchagua Valley

Lapostelle Clos Apalta Colchagua Valley Red Blend – 2007 – 9.2 – James Melendez

The wine is 61% Carménère, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot.  This lead varietal Carménère plays an important part in this wine’s structure and personality.  Notes of reduced blueberry-blackberry, Oaxacan simmering spices, game, and black pepper. *** ¡Salud! James … Continue reading

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Ventisquero Colchagua Carménère Syrah Blend – 2008 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Proof that Carménère and Syrah play well together; Flambe blackberry and raspberry, Enoki mushroom, white and black pepper and scent from a cedar box and underbrush. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from … Continue reading

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Vina Siegel Colchagua Valley Crecero Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 – 9.2 – James Melendez

A formidable Cabernet Sauvignon – dense, inky and wondrous weighty tannins; mix of bramble berries; Chile Nuevo Mexico, vanilla, slight scent of lavender. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around … Continue reading

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Veramonte Colchagua Valley Red Blend – 2006 – 9.1 – James Melendez

This wine is 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Syrah, 17% Merlot, and 16% Carménère; a bountiful wine—lush tannins;  ripe red plum, medium dark chocolate, anise, and pepper. *** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://www.jamesthewineguy.com *** A plethora of wine reviews from … Continue reading

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Lapostelle Clos Apalta Colchagua Valley Red Blend – 9.2 – James Melendez

The wine is 61% Carménère, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot.  This lead varietal Carménère plays an important part in this wine’s structure and personality.  Notes of reduced blueberry-blackberry, Oaxacan simmering spices, game, and black pepper. *** ¡Salud! James … Continue reading

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Koyle Maipo-Colchagua Valley Syrah – 2007 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Silky, wondrous tannins wrap this wine’s complexity into a seamless and gorgeous experience.  Weighty tannins allow for a quiet and lengthy contemplation of the wine on your palette.  Blueberry-smokey notes, Eucalyptus, wooded and knotted underbrush, Pioppini mushroom and essence of … Continue reading

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Vina Siegel Colchagua Valley Shiraz – 2007 -9.1 – James Melendez

A wine that is uniquely Chilean—this Shiraz should not be compared with Shiraz / Syrah from other wine regions.  Thick and silky tannins.  Focused and reduced dark red fruit, Chanterelle mushroom, cinnamon, chocolate and scent of cedar and suede. *** … Continue reading

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