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Valle Central, or Central Valley, is a large expanse of Chile that is one of the most significant wine producing regions in South America. It starts with the Maipo Valley around Santiago, all the way to the Maule Valley. There are many different types of terroirs and microclimates within it, as well as styles of viticulture from old school to modern. 
 
Valle Central is divided into four subregions, from north to south (and warmest to coolest):
*Maipo, the country’s most historic region, planted since the 16th century and home to the country’s oldest existing wineries. Closest to the capital Santiago.
*Rapel Valley, home to the famous Colchagua and Cachapoal subregions. 
*Curico Valley, pioneered in the 1970s by Miguel Torres and his disciples of modern viticulture.
*Maule Valley, one of the most prolific wine-producing regions in all of South America.
 
Most wines labeled as Central Valley or Valle Central can come from anywhere within these subregions 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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  • Anakena Pinot Noir 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Vina Maipo Vitral Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2012

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    Wine review by PJBradar


  • Aoyo King Fish Merlot Wine 2014

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    Wine review by hoffert


  • Miguel Torres Sauvignon Blanc Reserva Santa Digna 2013

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    Wine review by harout


  • DM, let me start with your #2  Cult Napa Cabs.This thread got my curiosity going as to the most expensive Cali cabs - who they are and how much they cost. This is a wine-searcher article last updated this month showing the names and average bottle price over several vintages. Have to say that I have not had a taste of a single one of these wines... Read More

    Forum post in the topic High End Cabernet Sauvignon


  • Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

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    Wine review by anstett


  • Frontera Vintage Red 2012

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    Wine review by woolfepac


  • Gato Carmenere

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    My first introduction to Carmenere. Quickly has become my favorite red varietal-and a highly underrated one in my opinion. Carmenere is between Pinot Noir and Merlot in terms of flavor profile and tannins. Not a bad wine for giving the grape a try. Read More

    Wine review by Exquisitelyoaked


  • Emiliana Cabernet Sauvignon Natura 2013

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    a very good "cab" from an organic producer which I hope to see more of this type of wine in the future. The vintor did a good job of producing this bottle and this should be an example of where organic wines are going. I have enjoyed most Natura cuvees. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Gato Negro Carmenere 2013

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    Wine review by mark


  • cabarnet sauvignon sierra noble 2010

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