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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oct 5, 2010: Chilean wine show, ROM

The Time and Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010  2 PM to 5 PM

The Event: Wines of Chile Toronto '10 Annual Tasting.

The Venue: Bronfman Hall, ROM

The Target Audience: wine trade

The Availability/Catalogue: a good model catalogue, with prices and CSPCs, plus agents and contacts. It was spiral bound and arranged alphabetically. Wines are either here or available by private order.

The Quote/Background: There was a separate table for many Carmenere wines, and there was also a separate table for Trophy and Gold Medal Winners from the 7th Annual Wines of Chile Awards. Both servers were extremely useful and knowledgeable.

The Wines: I did not taste all the wines.


**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Emiliana Adobe Chardonnay Casablanca 2010 Organic, $12.95 Vintages 2011

-Emiliana Winemaker Selection Chardonnay-Marsanne-Viognier 2008 Casablanca, $19.95 +63909 Vintages

-Cono Sur 20 Barrels Limited Edition Chardonnay 2008

-Maipo Gran Devocion Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Casablanca, $18.95  Select

-Montgras Amaral Sauvignon Blanc 2010, $14.95  +48025

-Montgras Intriga 2007 Maipo, $14.95  +57901  Kirkwood

-Nativa Eco Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Organic 2006 Maipo, $19.95 +975359 Vintages


***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (8890 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Amayna Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Leyda Valley, $28.95, +143511 Vintages.

-Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 200 Maipo, $16.95 +358309 GL

-Casas del Bosque

-Casa Silva Quinta Generacion Red 2010 Colchagua, $24.95 Churchill

-Chocalan Malvilla Sauvignon Blanc 2009 San Antonio, $15.95 Lifford

-Concha y Toro Maycas Del Limari Reserva Especial Chardonnay 2007, $19.95 +162040 Vintages March 5, 2011

-Cono Sur 20 Barrels Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Maipo, $26.95 +94128 Vintages Dec 11, 2010

-Cono Sur Bicycle Viognier 2009 Colchagua, $9.95 +64287 GL

-De Martino Single Vineyard Old Bush Vines Limavida 2007 Maule, $34.65 Halpern

-De Martino Single Vineyard El Leon Carignan 2007 Maule, $34.65 Halpern

-El Principal 2006 Maule, $74.95 Churchill (CS/Carm)

-Emiliana Novas Chardonnay 2009 Casablanca, $14.95 Vintages

-Hacienda Araucano Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Central Valley,  $15.95 Diamond

-Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2007 Colchagua, $109.95  Diageo

-Lapostolle Borobo 2007 Colchagua, $94  +39263 Diageo

-Luis Felipe Edwards Dona Bernarda 2006 Colchagua, $34.95 Vintages

-Luis Felipe Edwards Malbec Grand Reserva 2008, $16.95

-Cono Sur 20 Barrels Limited Edition Pinot Noir 2008

-Cono Sur Vision Single Vineyard Viognier 2009

-VC Family Estates Agustinos Sauvignon Blanc Reserva Privada 2009

-VC Family Estates Porta Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2008

-San Pedro Tarapaca 1865 Single Vineyard Syrah 2007, $24.99

-Emiliana Coyam 2007 Colchagua (red blend) $29.95 Vintages June 2011

-Maipo Gran Devocion Cabernet-Sauvignon-Syrah 2008 Maule, $18.95  Select

-Nativa Eco Terra Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Organic 2010 Curico, $12.95  Charton Hobbs

-Nativa Eco Terra Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Organic 2010 Rapel, $12.95  Charton Hobbs

-Nativa Eco Gran Reserva Chardonnay Organic 2010 Maipo, $14.95  Charton Hobbs

-San Esteban In Situ Laguna del Inca 2008 Aconcagua, $24.75  MCO

-San Esteban In Situ Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2008 Aconcagua, $15.85  MCO

-San Esteban In Situ Chardonnay Winemaker Selection 2009 Aconcagua, $11.95  MCO

-Santa Rita Medalla Real Cabernet 2007 Maipo, $19.95  +275594 Vintages

-Sena Arboleda Chardonnay 2007 Aconcagua, $15.95 +606772 Vintages

-Via Oveja Negra Chardonnay-Viognier 2009 Maule, $15  Vergina


*** Three Stars (8587 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Anakena Viognier Single Vineyard 2009 Rapel, $15.95 Vintages

-Caliterra Estate Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Colchagua, $8.95 +257329 GL

-Carmen Chardonnay Reserva 2009 Casablanca, $9.95 +235663 GL

-Carmen Chardonnay Gran Reserva 2008 Casablanca, $14.95 +921276 Vintages

-Casas del Bosque Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2009 Casablanca, $13.95 Vintages

-Casas del Bosque Chardonnay Reserva 2009, $13.95 Kylix

-Casa Silva Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Colchagua, $13.99 Churchill

-Casa Silva House Specialty Sauvignon Gris 2010 Colchagua, $21.99 Churchill

-Chocalan Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Maipo, $15.20 Lifford

-Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2008 Maipo, $17.95 +342857 Vintages

-Cono Sur Vision Single Vineyard Gewurztraminer 2008 Casablanca , $14.95 Vintages in 2011

-El Principal Memorias 2007 Maipo, $34.95 (CS/Carm) Churchill

-Luis Felipe Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva 2010 Leyda, $16.95 Noble Estates

-Concha y Toro Maycas del Limari Quebrada Seca Chardonnay 2007

-Undurraga TH Syrah Limari 2007, $34.95

-VC Family Estates Agustinos Pinot Grigio Reserva Privada 2008

-VC Family Estates Porta Chardonnay Select Reserva 2008

-Via Wines Oveja Negra Cabernet Franc – Carmenere 2008 Maule Vergina

-Maipo Gran Devocion Syrah Petite Syrah 2008 Maule, $18.95 Select

-Montes Classic Series Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Casablanca , $12.95 +159954 GL

-Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Colchagua, $19.95 +322586 Vintages

-Montgras Antu Ninquen Syrah 2008 Colchagua, $17.95  +675371 Kirkwood

-VC Family Estates Gracia de Chile Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2009 Bio Bio, $12.95  Abcon


The Food: alas, nothing even vaguely Latin American -- Daniel et Daniel pates and cheeses, with various breads and dried fruit.

The Downside: it was presumptuous to give us a scoring mechanism out of 5. Also, we were not allowed to go to the washroom with our glasses, so I had to put my glass down. It was picked up, and I had to fetch another one. This is annoying, and it has happened before in wine tastings here at the ROM.

The Upside: nice clear light.

The Contact Person:

The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 88.



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