Erasmo 2009 Red, Maule Valley

Background European influence has always been a presence in the American wine trade. Up north the effect is more historic, but there are a few winemakers like Philippe Melka  still kicking about, making awesome wines. In South America, it’s a much more palpable...

Terranoble 2009 Carmenere Gran Reserva

Most folks who came to my table at a recent wine tasting event hadn’t heard of Carmenere, and the majority of them opted for something more familiar. One guy, on the other hand, confidently asked for a glass. “Have you had this before?” I probed,...

Erasmo 2006 Viña La Reserva de Caliboro, Maule Valley, Chile

Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with a bit of Merlot and Cabernet Franc for added finesse. Kirsch and pencil shavings with a touch of brine and wet earth. Wet tobacco and grass on the midpalate turns to soft and dark fruit on the...