Category: Chile
Review: That Smells Like Pure Gasoline (In a Good Way)

Prior to Texas rejoining the "Sucky Wine Shipping State Club", I placed an order from Cinderella Wine for the 2007 Casa Marin Vineyard Riesling.  I'm holding out hope that I will eventually be able to order wine from out of state retailers in the future, but it looks like this will be my last CW order for a while.  I'm [...]

By Ben Simons with 5 comments
Review: Feeling a Little Chile in Here – 2006 Santa Alicia Reserve Carmenere

There are just some grapes that have a story.  Carménère is one of those grapes.  Originally one of the six Bordeaux varieties, Carménère was once thought to be extinct, only to be rediscovered in Chile.  The grapes were imported from France into Chile, and were often confused with Merlot.  Most of the Carménère in France was wiped out during the [...]

By Ben Simons with 6 comments