Colchagua Valley

Colchagua (Spanish: Provincia de Colchagua) is one of three provinces of the central Chilean region of O'Higgins (VI). Its capital is San Fernando. It is bordered on the north by Cachapoal Province, on the east by the Argentine Republic, on the south by Curicó Province, and on the west by Cardenal Caro Province.
Posts about Colchagua Valley
    • Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 5, 2015

      So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines.

      1 Wine Dudein Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • Wine as a last-minute Christmas gift

    … brand and where to buy? Out of the maze my quick picks from 2014 are these. Market Basket supermarkets: About $10 Red wine: ChiLENSiS Colchagua Valley Chile 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, $8.99-$9.99, 89+ points White wines: Château SUAU Cadillac 2013 Bordeaux Blanc Sec, $11.99, 89 points Gionelli Prosecco, $11.99, 90 points Hannaford's Super…

    Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-manin Sauvignon Blanc Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Red Wines of Santa Rita

    … Medalla Real Gran Reserva Carménère 2008, Colchagua Valley, Chile, is opaque, dark ruby; distinct aromas of mint, tomato skin and black olive are given exotic sway by notes of cinnamon bark and sandalwood, all at the service of heady and intensely ripe, spiced and macerated blackberries, black cherries and blueberries; quite a performance there…

  • Carmen 2011 Gran Reserva Apalta Vineyard Carmenère, Chile

    … with this bottle of Carmenère. While Carmenère is wildly popular in Chile, it is still relatively undiscovered in the United States. It has the complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon in structure, but the soft roundness of a Merlot. In the glass this is an intense dark color. The Gran Reserva is aged for 10 months in oak barrels, and so the tannins were more up…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 2 readers -
  • Six Wines for Tom Kerridge’s epic Christmas Recipes

    … it the perfect partner for the Turkey crown with sourdough crumbs and orange zest. 2012 Root: 1 Carmenère, Colchagua Valley, Chile (£8.99, Morrisons). The Rib of beef with dark ale gravy recipe is a mighty one and this wine is its match. The dense plum, cinnamon, leather and wood smoke notes are in perfect harmony with the silky, mouth-filling texture…

    Matthew Jukesin Syrah Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Carmenere Day Twitter Celebration

    … 2011 Carmen Gran Reserva Carménère 2011 Santa Rita Medalla Real Carménère 2009 Montgras Carménère Los Vascos Carménère Grande Reserve 2012 Montes Alpha Carménère Here are the detailed wine notes: Maquis Carménère 2011 |Colchagua Valley, Chile Teri says it has a black cherry nose. Dan agrees and adds that it smells brighter than…

    Dennis Sodomka/ 5 readers -
  • 2012 Montes Classic Series Cabernet Sauvignon CabSauv from Chile...

    … 2012 Montes Classic Series Cabernet Sauvignon CabSauv from Chile makes me giddy. Cassis, blackberry, and very ripe raspberry on the nose with new wood, bay leaf, cinnamon, and Dr. Pepper notes! Rich, almost syrupy full fruit on the palate with a hint of wood, bay leaf, thyme, and vanilla. Classic stuff! 4/5 bones $ Cabernet Sauvignon (15% Merlot) 14% abv Colchagua Valley, CHILE …

    Shiba Sommelierin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 7 readers -
  • The Other Bordeaux Variety for Thanksgiving

    …. On the taste there were blueberries, blackberries, licorice and tobacco. The wine had medium chewy tannins with fruit yielding to spices on the aftertaste. The wine begs for food. When thinking about the holidays, this wine would match well with game meats and foods with earthy notes. For Thanksgiving the wine would pair well with many stuffings and dark…

    Wine Trail Traveler- 3 readers -
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