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Viña Chocalán Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Member Review by Yummyredwine:

We enjoyed 2 bottles of this smooth and satisfying wine. We were looking for a nice bottle of red to compliment our filet mignon at Capital Grille and the waiter suggested it. We were extremely happy with the flavors.

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Viña Chocálan:
Our estate vineyard is planted on steep slopes and in the piedmont of the Maipo Valley, near parks and lakes in the Metropolitan Region Melipilla province. "Chocalán"is pronounced "Sho-kaw-lann", it means "yellow Blossom", name given to the area by ancient aboriginal tribes, as the yellow blossoms grow wild there. The circular "Origin" icon, our mark of excellence, reflects the importance acc... Read more
Our estate vineyard is planted on steep slopes and in the piedmont of the Maipo Valley, near parks and lakes in the Metropolitan Region Melipilla province. "Chocalán"is pronounced "Sho-kaw-lann", it means "yellow Blossom", name given to the area by ancient aboriginal tribes, as the yellow blossoms grow wild there. The circular "Origin" icon, our mark of excellence, reflects the importance accorded to the foundation of our wines: an estate vineyard selected for the quality of its privileged terroir. Viña Chocalán produces aromatic, juicy and flavorful wines, an authentic expression of the fruit and terroir. Nurtured from the grape to the glass, our wines are a cherished family treasure. After being involved during numerous years in successful agricultural and manufacturing ventures, our family was inspired to set up its own wine project in a stretch of pristine land wedged between the Andes and Coastal mountain ranges, 5 kilometers from the town of Melipilla. These untouched 340 hectares of countryside benefit from a unique microclimate made up of contrasting luminosity, altitude, Pacific influence, varied soil types and sharp temperature fluctuations. Paired with masterful winemaking and careful nurturing for each vine, these are the ingredients of our winery's success. We welcome you to our Website and invite you on this tour of our estate vineyard and winery. Please reserve your visit. Read less

Member Reviews for Viña Chocalán Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: Yummyredwine
3913364
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/23/2010

We enjoyed 2 bottles of this smooth and satisfying wine. We were looking for a nice bottle of red to compliment our filet mignon at Capital Grille and the waiter suggested it. We were extremely happy with the flavors.


Snooth User: Cel Elles
10428884
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/20/2012

Basically, really enjoyable. Oaky, smokey, tobaccoey, and leathery. Same on the nose. Very dry, nice tannins. High in alcohol (14%), showed legs in the glass, but little viscosity in the mouth but all this was actually pleasant. A VERY VERY good value at $3.99 at Grocery Outlet (Greenback Blvd. Sacramento, CA). I might be enjoying it more knowing how little I paid for it, but $11 might be a fair price for it.


Snooth User: Ellie A
69317926
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/23/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: catenate
24037813
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/23/2009

This was such a full-bodied, juicy drinkable wine. I could taste rich berries. Served it with an eggplant dish. Yummy!


Snooth User: wineinred
4673224
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/29/2010

surprised with the rich body once it's breathed, good everyday wine!


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,866
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/05/2009

This eclectic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carminère, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot - dominated in flavor profile by the first two varietals - is a deep, dark, opaque beauty in the glass. The nose has an intense resinous, medicinal, and muted bramble-berry scent with more than a whiff of wood. The entry is slightly warm, with soft, layered tannins and nuances of dry blackberry infusion. Good length - if somewhat bitter. Ready to drink now, but may be held for 2 or 3 years to modest improvement.


Snooth User: Mr Jeff
22844834
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/04/2009

Really liked this wine, great value for dollar!


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External Reviews for Viña Chocalán Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/21/2011

Carmenère is a grape that originated in Bordeaux but is rarely planted today - except in Chile, where it seems to have found its niche. The resulting wines are fabulous; for proof, try this dark, full-bodied, and delicious everyday red.


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Vintage: 2008 04/16/2009

Carmenère is a grape that originated in Bordeaux but is rarely planted today - except in Chile, where it seems to have found its niche. The resulting wines are fabulous: for proof, try this dark, full-bodied, and delicious everyday red.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2013

Brilliant and deep ruby red color. A powerful and expressive nose, sweet and spicy notes, this wine offers ripe red fruits aromas and jam. Great character and structure in the mouth, it is a bodied wine with a good volume. Soft and firm tannins that provides a high potential of ageing. Creamy, with anisette notes that melts with smoky and chocolate bitter flavors. Suggestions: Decanting is recommended. Serve at 16°C. Excellent to complement cheese, red meats, Wagyu, we emphasize game meats like lamb or boar. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe color is characteristic of the variety, both deep and somewhat matte. Great aromatic intensity, with a vegetal character reminiscent of cooked green beans, black pepper, dried chili peppers, and dried grass. High acidity, persistent, and consistent with the characteristics of the variety. The tannins are especially round.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 07/31/2008

Carmenère is a grape that originated in Bordeaux but is rarely planted today. It's new home is in Chile and the results are fabulous. This is a dark, full-bodied red wine that's great as an everyday wine.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/20/2011

RP: 90+ Points


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

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