Category Archives: Chile

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Cono Sur “Bicicleta” 2012 Merlot, Valle Central, Chile, 13.5% ABV, $7 and up

It was one of those nights when I didn’t want to consume any of the wines we’ve laid away at home; I just wanted to get ripped. Late Thursday night, I was on my way home from a theatre rehearsal … Continue reading

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Manos Negras 2009 Carménère, Colchagua, Chile. 14% ABV, $15.

Well, folks, this is going to be brief. That’s because I took hardly any tasting notes and haven’t been able to find another bottle locally. This wine is just delicious, but only 1,000 cases were made—if you can find it, … Continue reading

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Two from Veramonte, Casablanca Valley, Chile. Ritual 2010 Pinot Noir, Ritual 2011 Sauvignon Blanc. $19.99 SRP.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Ritual 2010 Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley, Veramonte, Chile. 14.0% ABV. $19.99 SRP APPEARANCE: Clear garnet. NOSE: Deep, dark, dusky fruits. Black cherry, plum, sewing machine dust. Just a beautiful nose and I wanted to sniff and sniff. TASTE: … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED: Carmen 2009 Merlot, Rapel Valley, Chile. 13.5% ABV. $9-11.

When our favorite local Thai restaurant (Ayuttaya Thai Cuisine, Ocala, FL) scaled down their wine list, at first we were disappointed. However, we’ve given a couple of their wines a try, and actually they’ve done a very wise thing—they replaced … Continue reading

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