Archive for the ‘Chile’ Category

Sibling Rivalry?

Sunday, November 15th, 2009 Posted in Cheap and Red, Chile, Malbec | No Comments »

After I fell in love with a cheap Chilean Malbec by the name of "Secreto" I kept my eye out for other wines from the same maker. By random chance while in a grocery store in a town I rarely ...

Oops, what a surprise!

Friday, June 5th, 2009 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

I'm not a "shopper". When I have something to buy at a retail store I go in and out like an elite commando unit. Surgical strike. In. Grab the item. Go. Go. Go! It usually takes me longer to take ...

A Tale of Two Carmenères: Beresan & Root:1

Friday, May 15th, 2009 Posted in but not outrageous, Carmenère, Chile, Expensive, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season ...

An “OK” Chilean Carmenère

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

I saw this Chilean Carmenère at my local wine merchant and had to give it a try. I grabbed it and brought it home, looking forward to a big, dark, teeth-staining experience frequently found with Carmenère. I planned to have ...

Wine Blogging Wednesday, Value Red from Chile: Our little Secreto

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 Posted in Cheap and Red, Chile, Malbec | 5 Comments »

After Mrs. Barbarian looted and pillaged her way through Plan A, I hid Plan B away and out of her reach. Thankfully Mrs. Barbarian is diminutive in stature and cannot reach high places around the house, and all I have ...

Value Red from Chile: The “Cab-énère” that wasn’t.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | 1 Comment »

As you may have noticed, I've been shopping with an eye towards today... the big day. Wine Blogging Wednesday featuring Value Reds from Chile. Dear reader... I was born for this moment. You know this. Nobody loves cheap red wine ...

Value Red from Chile: Santa Rita 2007 Reserva Carménère

Saturday, December 6th, 2008 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | 2 Comments »

In 1905 and 1915 Albert Einstein released his theories of Relativity (special and general, respectively) which turned Newtonian Physics on its head and shocked the world. Mr. Einstein came to his conclusions through mathematics. The concepts within his theories were ...

Value Red from Chile: Terra Andina 2007 Carmenère

Sunday, November 30th, 2008 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

Ah ¡Carmenère! While it may be one of the "six noble grapes of Bordeaux" it is really THE signature grape of Chile. It is also usually a great value. If you are looking for a great, yet cheap red ...

Value Red from Chile: Tabalí 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

Next up in our parade of value red wines from Chile is this Tabalí Reserva 2005 Cabernet. The label says it comes from the Lumari Valley. It also claims this is Chile's northernmost wine producing area. Since Chile is in ...

Value Red from Chile: Cameron Hughes Lot 95, Wine of Chile 2007 Meritage

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile, Merlot | No Comments »

The hardships I endure for you, dear reader. All so that you can pick your cheap wines with confidence. As you know, Chilean wines are special to me. Mostly because they are such great values. Chile produces some of the world's ...