Casa Lapostolle 2010 ”Cuvée Alexandre” Merlot

This is a delicious wine styled to be  both plush and pretty.  First is the rich ruby color with glass-staining extraction. Then the aromas of red berries and tarragon traced by a whiff of black pepper. The fruit keeps up the action on the palate, with plum and...

Los Boldos 2008 Amalia, Cachapoal Valley, Chile

Vina Los Boldos is an old winery at the foot of the Andes Mountains dating back to 1850. In 1990 the Massanez family from France purchased the property, turned it into a boutique winery, and hired winemaker Stephane Geneste from Chablis. Since then, the wines have...

Koyle 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Royale, Colchagua Valley

Chilean wine review Colchagua Valley has always been my first choice for Cabernet Sauvignon in Chile. This bottle proves that’s a good habit to keep up. This is the first time I have tasted a bottle from Koyle, and I am going to be keeping an eye out for this...

De Martino 2010 Carmenere Legado Reserva, Maipo

Chilean wine review A vanguard in the organic wine movement, De Martino has been farming organically since 1997, and has been carbon neutral for the last season. Despite that, the winery has been making great wines for the past few years. The winery is making...

Caliboro Estate 2006 Erasmo

A lighter style red coming from Chile, with a distinctive old world character. Tobacco leaf and wet clay mingle with raspberry notes. The finish opens up and darker fruit take hold, along with baking spices and a sweet edge of vanilla. This Chilean winery was founded...