Colchagua Valley Wine

Colchagua Valley is set close to the Coastal Range and to the sea. It is largely recognized as a traditional wine-growing region and is one of the best-known in Chile. This region offers big red wines, 90% of the region’s plantings, made from Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, and old vine Malbec. Climates in Colchagua vary, ranging from the Andes foothills to the cooler areas of Marchigue and Lolol which are closer to the Pacific Ocean.

There is a large range of soils here from fertile alluvial soils on the valley floor to sand and decomposed granite on the hillsides; in the west, schist, volcanic sands, and slate can also be found. Some of Chile’s top wineries are located in the Colchagua Valley and take great advantage of the hilly terrain to achieve optimum ripeness. Micro-areas such as Apalta, where Lapostelle’s Clos Apalta and Montes’ Alpha ‘M’ can be found, San Fernando, and Chimbarango offer more significant diurnal differences which help to bring out Read more »

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  • Carmenère

    History of the grape: Carmenère was once widely planted in Bordeaux’s Medoc for its deep color and unique gaminess. I...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • La Finca

    Found in Trader Joe's as a regular item. 

  • Viña Los Vascos

    A pioneering adventure Grapevines were planted in the north of Chile in the 16th century, in the...

  • Viña Bisquertt

    Bisquertt is a family-owned company belonging to the Bisquertt family and it currently is one ...

  • Casa Silva

    Viña Casa Silva is engaged in a continual quest to produce the best possible wines. The Silva fam...

  • Viu Manent

    What exactly is one’s own? … ”That which identifies us and by which we can recognize ourselves.” ...

  • Viña Estampa

    The origin of Estampa’s name was nothing short of a miracle…, in Santiago, Chile, when a travelin...

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  • Root 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    A decent red from California. Not great but very drinkable. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Delicious dry complexbody goes well with spicy asian food. Read More

    Wine review by gretch23


  • Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Such a high cost performance, tannin lasts longer, ended comfortable bitterness. Read More

    Wine review by JeffS23


  • Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Explosively bright aromas are full of fruit and are distinctively grapey yet still hold a dimension of other more classic raspberry and cherry fruit with an underlying heat and spice. Round and full in the mouth, this is quite approachable in style yet still elegant, with ripe red and blue fruit taking the lead and showcasing the spice and oak f... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Las Prisas Reserve Colchagua Valley Chile Petit Verdot 2013

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    I'm struggling with this cuvee and have concluded that aging would be the best for this. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Natura Syrah 2005

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    I found it to be complex and enjoyable. Well balanced with hints of vanilla, chocolate and pepper. A deep purple finish with lots of dark berry notes. I believe it aged very well and was a great price! Read More

    Wine review by angiewilli


  • Casa Silva Sauvignon Gris Vines 1912

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    No written review

    Wine review by mranutbar


  • Root 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley 2013

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    Black fruit and black pepper aromas with a bit of a green note and some herb. Quite spicy in the mouth with toast and blackberry flavors and some bright red fruit shocking the front of the palate with fresh acidity and some herbal notes and a finish of black cherry and cream. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Beautiful ruby color. The nose opens with intense notes of fresh red fruit, such as cherries and strawberries, lighlty underscored with aromas of thyme, bay and mint. Superb volume on the palate, with soft yet well-defined tannins. A wine with a fine balance of fruit. Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • Cono Sur Organic Cab/Carmenere 2013

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    Purpleish tones and nice legs running down the glass define the appearance. Spicy, yet jammy fruits, some dark, make up the general aroma profile...think deep blackberries and freshly ground black pepper! Flavors follow suit, with dry, yet expressive spice, and mellow rich berry fruits. Overall a nice wine and does very well for a high alcoho... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


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