Limarí Valley Wine

Reaching far to the north of Chile is the Limari Valley whose climate, despite being so close to the equator, are classified as cool climate growing areas.

Limari Valley, though considered a generally new region, has a winemaking history dating back to the 16th century. What makes this a “new” region, however, is the innovation and technology combined with exploration of new microterroirs that have shed new light on the region’s potential.

The Limari Valley is greatly affected by the cooling morning fog that is caused by the Pacific Ocean which covers the area in the morning, but clears as the afternoon’s hot sun rises. The region is very dry – less than 4 inches of rain annually – but irrigation has made vine growing possible here. The lack of water, however, encourages the vines to dig deep into the soils and, in turn, there is a pronounced effect of minerality found in the wines.  The variation in soils consisting of clay, silt, and chalk allow for expressive Read more »

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  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Carmenère

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Merino Syrah 2012

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    Tight, astringent with a drying tannic chewiness. Loads of gamey aromas, blueberry and earth. Enough acidity to round out the finish. 89 points - drinnk now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • The manager of a local wine shop - she doesn't drink wine and refused the ... ... Merino Syrah from the Limari Valley in Chile is large with lottsa gamey notes and dark berry fruit.  Drink #3 with 2-3 yrs of bottlin Read More

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  • Tabali Reserva Especial Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Binny's 5/2016. Wow, what I love in white wines, dry and with a earthy musty chalky nose. I believe this is my first bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from Spain. A keeper and I need to find another bottle to share with specific friends. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Tabali Viognier Reserva 2013

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    This Viogner is incredibly light and not overly fragrant, which is quite a surprise for a Viognier, which I normally find more pungent in aroma. The first taste is mild and then it hits you with a sharp punch combining tastes of ripe peach, pear and melon with undertones of cantaloupe and kiwi. This wine is incredibly fruit forward and quite a... Read More

    Wine review by 40somethinglife


  • Maycas del Limari Reserva Syrah 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Merino Chardonnay Limestone Hill 2012

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    Wine review by Jake Pippin


  • Merino Merino Syrah 2012

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    Wine review by Jake Pippin


  • Merino Chardonnay 2012

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    Wine review by Jake Pippin


  • Concha Y Toro Casillero del Diablo Chardonnay 2012

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    Nose is characterized by green apple and vanilla. Good acid balance and good amount of extract. Not as big as the 2011. My rating -- 88. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Vina Tabali Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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    Wine review by mrsrhampton


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