Category Archives: Colchagua Valley

Viu Manent Colchagua Valley Malbec – 2007 – 8.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is a wine that could have had a higher score but the synth cork reduced this by a point.  I feel strongly the synth cork imparts an unwelcomed flavor.  This wine stands out on its own.  And there is … Continue reading

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Root 1 Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 8.5 – James Melendez

Root 1 Cabernet Sauvignon gives a nice story of it’s roots.  The wine was not what I expected or perhaps had great expectations.  The wine presents with plenty of mid-red fruit-raspberry, red plum and strawberry very little balance of other … Continue reading

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Viu Manent Colchagua Valley Malbec – 2005 – 7.9 – James Melendez

Very disappointed with the synth cork which imparts an especially noticeable taste.  It took a while for the wine to recover from this shock; the wine with either a natural cork or screw cap would have shown through much more … Continue reading

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Viu Manent Colchagua Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon – 2005 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Viu Manent Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon from the Valle de Colchagua is an amazing find.  I bought this bottle at The Wine Club in San Francisco.  The sign read “a steal…$7.99”  I always read these hand-written signs with skepticism.  But I … Continue reading

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Marisol Colchagua Carmenere – 2004 – 8.5 – James Melendez

Carmenere the grape often mistaken as a Merlot grape has made a mark in Chile.  This wine subtle on acid has an abundance of dark cherry, plum and cranberry. *** ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from … Continue reading

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Montes Alpha Apalta Vineyard Colchagua Valley Syrah – 2005 – 8.8 – James Melendez

A very nice value Syrah from Chile. Montes is the Chilean version of Penfolds…. well not exactly but they have a nice suite of wine offerings from any easy on the pocket book wines to higher stratum wine price points. … Continue reading

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Montes Classic Series Colchagua Valley Malbec – 2005 – 8.4 – James Melendez

Montes Classic Series, a value-oriented, line has respectable wines; the Malbec which is much better known worldwide from Argentina. This Malbec is weaker than I would have hoped –each phase of tasting was not consistent. I had hoped for a … Continue reading

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Luis Felipe Edwards Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2005 – 8.7 – James Melendez

I got packets of mesquite smoke, boysenberry, and roasted pepper. ¡ *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2007 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – … Continue reading

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Los Vascos Colchagua Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – 2004 – 8.7 – James Melendez

This Cabernet Sauvignon is inky but lacked a boldness and character can be expect from this varietal; lots of vanilla not much in terms in spice or other deep red fruit or other specific notes. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of … Continue reading

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