Category Archives: Colchagua Valley

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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Primus Colchagua Valley Red Blend – 2006 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Primus is a wine that is so in touch with the land of it’s birth; this wine contains the following varietals: 16% Carmenère, 31% Syrah, 17% Merlot and 36% Cabernet Sauvignon.  A fine balance of acid, warmth, and sensual nose … Continue reading

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Viu Manent Colchagua Valley Malbec – 2008 – 8.6 – James Melendez

One does not always think of Malbec and Chile but this is a good example of how this varietal can be grown in Chile and can have a unique signature.  This wine is distinctly different than Mendoza Malbecs but easily … Continue reading

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Panilonco Colchagua Valley Merlot Malbec – 2008 – 8.5 – James Melendez

A light weight wine with subtle berried fruit notes coupled with sweet wood and mineral on finish. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2009 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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Viu Manent Colchagua Valley Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 8.8 – James Melendez

A consistently beautiful expression of Cabernet Sauvignon; notes of chocolate, Abalone mushroom, cherry confit and sweet spices. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2009 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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Viu Manent Colchagua Valley Malbec – 2007 – 8.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I do think this wine would be markedly better if there was either a screwcap or real cork.  I think this wine and they have utilized real cork previously.   I include in this rating a subtraction for the synth cork. … Continue reading

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Viu Manent Colchagua Valley Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon – 2006 – 8.8 – James Melendez

An extremely good value for Cabernet Sauvignon; no guilt opening and considerable excitement to find this quality of Cabernet Sauvignon at such an exceptional price point. This wine gives a very nice array of notes from chocolate dust, black pepper, … Continue reading

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