Nov
23

Vina Chocalan Gran Reserva 2005

I have enjoyed Chocalan’s Cabernet Franc in the past and had wanted to give this a try, so when I saw it at the local BCLDB I grabbed a bottle.

Sep
12

Antu ‘Ninquen’ Syrah 2005

The second of my friend’s attempt to familiarize me with South American terroir. I certainly get a sense that the Colchagua Valley has a lot of potential for syrah, although

Aug
3

Vina Chocalan Cabernet Franc Reserve 2005

Another Chilean wine, this time from the Maipo valley. Far less refined than the Polkura, this also came in at about half the price. The 14% alcohol left a bit

Aug
3

Polkura Syrah 2006

This Colchagua valley syrah is a small production (1350 cases) gem that challenges the many over-sulfered cheaper examples from down south. This was juicy on the nose, with blackberry and

Mar
12

Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

I’ve been pretty busy lately and so I’ve also been backed up a lot with the wine reviews. Today I plan to go through a few wines that I’ve had