2017, Chile, WINE

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The long, narrow strip of Chile has often been called a "winemaker's paradise" thanks most importantly to the absence of the phylloxera plague, which was never able to surmount the barrier of the Andes mountains, but also to its myriad climatic influences and topographical diversity. The country's latitudinal range suggests these variations would occur as one moved north and south, but in truth, the real differences lie in an east to west orientation.

Along the coast, the Humboldt Current in the Pacific brings cooling breezes and maritime influence, which accounts for the grassy, racy Sauvignon Blancs and Chardonnays of Casablanca and Leyda, as well as some very bright versions of Pinot Noir. Chile's most important regions lie up and down its Central Valley, sheltered by the Coastal Range from the influences that define the cooler, maritime regions. Maipo, which abuts the metropolis of Santiago, is the hottest of them all and houses many of Chile's original and most recognizable estates. Bordeaux varietals thrive on the broad, flat plain, but they can acheive world-class complexity a little higher up in the Andean foothills to the east, especially true for Chile's signature varietal, Carmenère.

A little further south in Colchagua, the clay and limestone soils are specifically suited to Merlot, where the elevations allow the wines to develop not only depth and concentration, but also wonderful vibrance and structure. The southernmost region in the Central Valley is also Chile's oldest. The Maule Valley sits on predominantly volcanic soils and Cabernet Sauvignon is its most important varietal, but Carmenère and Merlot also display individualistic expressions here.

Given the marvelous potential of climate and terroir, it's no wonder that foreign investment and expertise have flooded Chile in recent decades, making it one of, if not the most, dynamic wine countries in the world today.

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Almaviva Maipo Valley Puente Alto 2017 ...
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Almaviva Maipo Valley Puente Alto 2017  (#702470)

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Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Maipo Valley, Central Valley, Chile

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93+ points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): ...old-vine Cinsault... the 2017 Trane is named after John Coltrane, one of the most disruptive and creative jazz musicians ever. The grapes come from the Tinajacura zone, what he calls the crus from Guarilihue, and this one has lots of quartz that delivers… ...
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Pedro Parra y Familia Trane Itata Valley 2017  (#702234)

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Other Red Wines from Chile

93+ points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): ...old-vine Cinsault... the 2017 Trane is named after John Coltrane, one of the most disruptive and creative jazz musicians ever. The grapes come from the Tinajacura zone, what he calls the crus from…

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94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): ...[named after] Thelonius Monk... It's a pure Cinsault from Itata that has complexity but perhaps more volume than the other two in this 'music' series... The nose is complex and expressive, with tons of wild herbs, flowers and spices, and is really… ...
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Pedro Parra y Familia Monk Itata Valley 2017  (#702235)

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Other Red Wines from Chile

94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): ...[named after] Thelonius Monk... It's a pure Cinsault from Itata that has complexity but perhaps more volume than the other two in this 'music' series... The nose is complex and expressive, with tons of…

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94 points Wine & Spirits: 'From the rural village of Lo Abarca, where vines rise up limestone-and-granite hills facing the cool winds off the Pacific, Cipreses is Casa Marín’s most pointedly tense sauvignon blanc. In 2017, the herbal aromas join tropical fruit scents and mineral notes in a nose that… ...
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Casa Marin Sauvignon Blanc San Antonio Valley Cipreses Vineyard 2017  (#701970)

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Sauvignon Blanc from Central Valley, Chile

94 points Wine & Spirits: 'From the rural village of Lo Abarca, where vines rise up limestone-and-granite hills facing the cool winds off the Pacific, Cipreses is Casa Marín’s most pointedly tense sauvignon blanc. In 2017, the herbal aromas join…

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91 points Decanter: 100% Carménère. Elegant, sleek, ripe dark fruit and a hint of wood smoke. It’s seductive and youthful, a chocolate and cassis delight. There’s pleasant fruit concentration with blueberry pie and spice. Cool and well made. There’s lots of wine here. Drinking Window: 2019-2021.… ...
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Tarapaca Carmenere Maipo Valley Gran Reserva 2017  (#702438)

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Carménère from Maipo Valley, Central Valley, Chile

91 points Decanter: 100% Carménère. Elegant, sleek, ripe dark fruit and a hint of wood smoke. It’s seductive and youthful, a chocolate and cassis delight. There’s pleasant fruit concentration with blueberry pie and spice. Cool and well made. There’s…

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88 points James Suckling: A very fresh lemony nose. Juicy and bright on the front palate. A hint of tannins at the finish makes it less appealing. Drink now. Screw cap. (3/16/18) Pale straw yellow. Aromas of peach candy, lemon sherbet, hints of cinnamon. This wine is well-balanced on the palate with… ...
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Casa Marin Riesling Cartagena Vineyard 2017  (#701971)

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Riesling from Central Valley, Chile

88 points James Suckling: A very fresh lemony nose. Juicy and bright on the front palate. A hint of tannins at the finish makes it less appealing. Drink now. Screw cap. (3/16/18) Pale straw yellow. Aromas of peach candy, lemon sherbet, hints of…

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