Villard Estates Esencía Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2002

Member Review by ganzua:

Perhaps Cono Sur has been pushing the envelope for better and better Pinot's from Chile for years but Villard is perhaps an example of something with more individual characeter. This wine is positively goloso, complex and yes delicious. As Chile has planted nearer to the coast for a decade now, and continues to open up new areas of fresher reds (syrah and cab franc as well) do not be reticent and you wil be blown away some of the time anyway. This is a solid bottle of Pinot that perhaps help to shed mystery on where Chilean pinot is going -- early on it was so typical and now the coast is the limit! Perhaps the only better example of pinot was a Garage effort from a few years ago http://www.garagewineco.cl though I have not yet seen any Garage Wines reviewed on snooth ?

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Villard Estate:
Established in 1989 by Thierry Villard as Chile’s first family premium boutique wine company.  Over the last two decades, it has consistently been recognized as one of the best producers of the Casablanca Valley.  Over the last three years, using the Valley’s exceptional terroir and unique characteristics, the new generation has introduced innovating winemaking techniques to create new super premium wines of structure and elegance.
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RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Snooth User: ganzua
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07/08/2008

Perhaps Cono Sur has been pushing the envelope for better and better Pinot's from Chile for years but Villard is perhaps an example of something with more individual characeter. This wine is positively goloso, complex and yes delicious. As Chile has planted nearer to the coast for a decade now, and continues to open up new areas of fresher reds (syrah and cab franc as well) do not be reticent and you wil be blown away some of the time anyway. This is a solid bottle of Pinot that perhaps help to shed mystery on where Chilean pinot is going -- early on it was so typical and now the coast is the limit! Perhaps the only better example of pinot was a Garage effort from a few years ago http://www.garagewineco.cl though I have not yet seen any Garage Wines reviewed on snooth ?




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