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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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Carmenère

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • J & F Lurton Cabernet Sauvignon Araucano Reserva 2011


    Smoky, herbal and a bit funky on the nose with plenty of dried herb notes and something vaguely sweet like tobacco accenting the raspberry fruit with its dried peach and dried orange top notes. Soft and fruity in the mouth, this is very easy to drink with supple tannins and integrated acids allowing the simple core of slightly peachy red cherry ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Alto Los Romeros Sauvignon Blanc 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Araucano Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Chile 2012


    A bit smoky and dense on the nose with some compact dry grass and soft white peach and grapefruit pith aromas along with a dusty top note. This is lovely in the mouth, bright and firm and focused with tension in the mouth and juicy flavors of citrus and sweet apple that extend across the fairly long mineral and tart finish. perhaps leaner and le... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Cono Sur Bicicleta Sauvignon Blanc Central Valley 2012


    Showing a nice balance of herbal and fruity aromas with balanced notes of tarragon, fennel, lime and green apple topped with a hint of passionfruit. In the mouth this is smooth and polished with good acidity adding some lift to the pineapple and almost tangerine flavors that are framed with some subtle green vegetal notes but it really shines on... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Mancura Carmenere 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by anstett

  • Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo 2007


    Outstanding wine. The red blend is excellent. Had it a palks on 6/28/13,get more at JnJs Read More

    Wine review by Wine Surfer

  • Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir 2009


    Cheap but good Read More

    Wine review by nophorie

  • Pacifico Sur Carmenere Central Valley Chile 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by minervasowl

  • Marques de Casa Concha Peumo 2009


    Lots of sweet fruit and spicy oak greets the nose along with notes of candied herbs, dried tomato and black currant fruit. Supple yet bright, this shows a lovely, lively character in the mouth with a blend of red and black berry fruit wrapped around subtle herb and clear baking spice flavors. There's a hint of creaminess to the texture, and a to... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Gatonegro Merlot 2012


    A good wine at a wonderful price point! Beautiful fruity notes with a smooth finish. Read More

    Wine review by DJBWinelover66

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