Viña Chocalán Sauvignon Blanc 2012
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.Add winemaker's notes
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.
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.
This was such a full-bodied, juicy drinkable wine. I could taste rich berries. Served it with an eggplant dish. Yummy!
surprised with the rich body once it's breathed, good everyday wine!
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.
Really liked this wine, great value for dollar!
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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.
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 **
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.
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.
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.
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