Auma 2010 by Koyle Family Vineyards

IMG_1200 Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 37%, Carmenere 25%, Malbec 18%, Syrah 13%,Petit Verdot 7%

Outstanding dry red wine with ripe black and red fruit over pepper, mineral and forest/dried herbal notes. Medium plus acidity and medium plus grippy tannins lead to a long finish. The wine has very good structure. The wine has great complexity it will improve for 5-6 years and age well for 12-14 years.

Laguna del Inca 2009 by Viña San Esteban

IMG_1064 Grape Variety: 40% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Carménère

Very good plus dry red wine with mixed black current and black cherries over baking spice, dried bay leaf and white peepr. The wine has medium plus ripe tannins and medium acidity bring good structure. The fruit has medium plus concentration, the finish is long. The wine has good complexity and will drink well for 6-8 years.

Los Vascos Grande Reserve 2010 by Domaines Barons de Rothchild Lafite

Grape Variety: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Carménère,10% Syrah, 5 % Malbec

Very good wine with ripe black plum and raspberries over coffee, baking spice and with a hint sweet herbs. The fruit is medium plus in intensity and has very good concentration. The wine has great complexity and the medium grippy tannins balance the medium acidity giving a structure and a medium plus finish.  This wine will improve for 2-3 years and drink for 8-10.

House of Morandé 2007 Red Blend

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Cabernet Franc 14%, Carignan 6%, Syrah 3%, Carmenère 2%

Very Good Plus wine with intense dark plums, currents and black cherries and great balance. The wine has very good complexity and medium plus length. The fruit is very concentrated and the wine is drinking well, it has 4-5 years of improvement then another 4 years to drink.

Escudo Rojo 2007 by Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Grape Variety: Red Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carmenere and Cabernet Franc

Good minus wine with mixed fruit, touch of oak and prominent tannins. The acid is Med- and acl is 14% both give some structure. The fruit intensity is forward and disrupts the balance leading to a Med- finish. Drink now.