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
    • Concha y Toro, Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Chardonnay – Exciting

      Home Varietals Chardonnay Concha y Toro, Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Chardonnay – Exciting by Tim Lemke - Dec 14, 2014 The wines from Concha y Toro’s “Gran Reserva Serie Riberas” line come from vineyards along select river banks in Chile. “Serie Riberas” translates to mean river banks series. And it’s an interesting concept, knowing how influential rivers can be on a wines characteristics.

      Tim Lemke/ CheapWineRatings.comin Chardonnay- 5 readers -
    • Wine of the Week 27 – it’s oh so nice to be familiar!

      Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful grape. I love the sheer intensity and richness that it can deliver and sometimes I crave wines like the juicy, delicious, fruity New World Cabernets of my youth. Well, recently I have discovered a vibrantly fruity Cabernet that also has structure and elegance, so I have been using it in my wine classes to illustrate what Cabernet is all about ...

      Quentin Sadler's Wine Pagein Cabernet Sauvignon- 9 readers -
  • Red Wines of Santa Rita

    …, for example, with petit verdot, petite sirah and pinot noir. Or, to go white, Triple M, with marsanne, melon de bourgogne and muscat of Alexandria. Well, ha ha, enough levity, because the “C” blend of this wine works to its advantage. The color is dark ruby, opaque, almost smoldering, at the center; a highly individual bouquet features notes of cedar…

  • 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

    … terrifically well with Tom’s Leek and smoked haddock broth recipe. 2013 Iona, Chardonnay, Elgin, South Africa (£15.00, Marks & Spencer). This is a tour de force from one of the most inventive and impressive wineries in the Cape. With eleven months spent in large oak casks the nuttiness and decadence in this sublime Chardonnay make…

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

    …, sweet spices, tobacco and earthy aromas. Soft touches of spicy anise and paprika add complexity. ….Small percentages of Carignan and Tempranillo has been included to refresh the mouthfeel and increase its vibrancy. Dennis says it has a nice silky texture. Teri says its a bit astringent at the finish, like a crab apple. Dan likes the dark dense…

    Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com- 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…

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  • Oops It’s Carmenere

    …-renowned wine maker Alvaro Espinoza, from Undurraga in the past, but now running Antiyal winery. My Review of (oops) Carmenere Merlot 2013 Solid deep ruby in colour from the core, almost to the rim. A medium intensity, youthful, pretty nose, with aromas of very ripe raspberries, plums, oak, sweet black fruit, and hints of roses, smoke, and dried herbs…

    Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePalin Merlot- 1 readers -
  • Bris Andes, Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 $10

    … Colchagua Valley, Chille First of all, if you find a Cab this good for $10, I want to know about it! From the makers of some very high-end wines, Barons De Rothschild (Lafite), this is an incredible value with a high-end taste. The aromas marry a balance of dark cherries, blackberries and a hint of fresh cracked pepper. From the first sip…

    Simple Wine Talkin Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -