Odfjell Wines – Making a Case for Carmenère

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When you think of Chilean wine, you probably don’t immediately think of a Norwegian shipping magnate and his family.  But in this case, the pioneering spirit of Dan Odfjell and shipping company Armador came together in a corner of the now famous Maipo Valley to create some stellar wine. Currently being run by the second – read full article –

Live Blogging: RIOS de Chile Carmenere

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After tasting the value priced Sav Blanc yesterday, I’m excited to try the Carmenere today.   The vineyard is just at the foot of the Andes, and the vines struggle.  The nose on the wine is very spicy and green, which is different than the palate.  The palate has black pepper, earthy and spicy, and would – read full article –

Live Blogging: Rios de Chile Sauvignon Blanc

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From Chile, located in the Central Valley, this Sauvignon Blanc is Distinctly Chile.  With a rich stone fruit aroma, it is a combination of flavor profiles from New Zealand and the riper areas of California. Lime zest, nectarines, lemons, with an almost candied finish.  There is a touch of brineness from the coastal influence, which – read full article –

Speed tasting 12: Chilean Chard

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Maycas Limari 2008 Chardonnay is grown 300 miles north of Santiago and 8 miles in from the coast. It’s 100% chardonnay and sells for $20. It’s nice that there isn’t too much oak on the front, but it has an interesting flavor that i’ve found in most Chilean wines. I’m not so much of a chardonay person, – read full article –

Spotlight on: Chile

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With the economy in the state of panic that is is, and my wine budget being usurped by silly things like groceries, I have been spending a lot of  time recently seeing out budget friendly wines that are tasty alternatives to their North American counterparts.  Chile is one such place.  With a plethora of not – read full article –