Maule Valley, Central Valley

Miguel Torres

Vigno Old Vines Dry Farmed Valle del Maule Carignan 2017

Jeremy Shanker
9.1

Tastes like carmenere. Tasty wine. Violets, blackberry pate de fruits, summer herbs. — 5 days ago

Sandlands

Lodi Red Table Win 2020

Popped and poured, consumed over three days and best on Day 2. No formal notes. This is the third vintage of Sandlands “Red Table Wine” from Lodi and it has become a “must cop” for me. Endowed with lovely fruit and zippy acid, it’s very versatile and a sublime pairing with a variety of meals. A combination of three varieties and three vineyards in three equal parts; Cinsault from the Bechthold (1886), Carignane from Spenker Ranch (1900) and Zinfandel from Kirschenmann (1915); 12 barrels and one 500L puncheon produced. — 15 days ago

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Casa Lapostolle

Clos Apalta Limited Release Carménère Blend 2013

Always great! Deep wine with Bordeaux influence. Similar to previous note. — 14 days ago

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Gillmore

Mariposa old VInes dry farmed Païs 2019

Perfect light-weight Chilean red with bluefin tuna At Bandaloop in Arundel, Maine — 15 days ago

Root:1

[The Original Ungrafted] Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Immediately, black pepper on the nose. Cherry and raspberry follow. Good color, medium tannin, fruit forward and good for a Wednesday night dinner. — 4 days ago

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Sandlands

Lodi Zinfandel 2018

Signature Zinfandel spice, but wrapped up in deceptively mid weight body with a nice lift of acidity. Perfect with chimichurri flank steak. — 6 days ago

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Terra Noble

Gran Reserva Maule Valley Carmenere 2018

Yumm, sophisticated Carmenere. Somewhere between a floral light merlot and a burgundy.
— 15 days ago

Sandlands

Lodi Cinsault 2020

Popped and poured; no formal notes. This vineyard was planted in 1886. Bright cherry and bruised strawberry fruits with some orange curaçao, espresso a light kiss of spices. Overall, there’s an impression of freshness that’s super attractive. Forget what you think you know about Lodi; wines like this flip the script. A lovely accompaniment with burgers on a summer night. Only 5 barrels produced. — 9 days ago

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Alban Vineyards

Seymour's Vineyard Syrah 2013

A nice surprise Syrah wine my husband opened that we are trying for the first time. Wow the color is a deep inky purple. It’s color definitely matches it’s bold fruit blueberry aroma mixed with a sweet vanilla-chocolate wafers, florals followed by notes of earth and cedar. Taste — nicely layered and velvety with initial flavors of boysenberry and a hint of raspberry followed by secondary flavors of smoked meat, minerals ending with a jammy graphite licorice cocoa long dry finish. — 20 hours ago

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