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Martín Códax 2013 Rías Baixas Albariño (Wine Review)

With a clarity in its aromas and flavors, this albariño moves from apples and limes to herbs and spices. The acidity is potent enough to cut through a seafood gratin, carrying notes of melon and peach. A delightful albariño to drink now, this will only improve with...Read Full Story

Adegas Gran Vinum 2015 Rías Baixas Nessa Albariño (Wine Review)

The warmth of the 2015 season created this concentrated, round albariño, its broad texture carrying rich tropical fruit. Ready to pair with seafood paella.

Fabre Montmayou 2014 Mendoza Reserva Malbec (Wine Review)

From Las Compuertas, one of the highest and coolest points in Luján de Cuyo, this malbec shows the depth of flavor that can come from centenarian vines—these were planted in 1908. It's almost bloody in character, with profound red fruit flavors and a supple, tender texture. Pair it...Read Full Story

Shabby Chic | Chile’s Vino Pipeño (News & Features)

{image_1}Vino pipeño dates to the original Spanish settlers, who brought país and moscatel vines to plant at their missions. They are the original Chilean wines, part of a tradition that was pushed aside when the rich mining families of Santiago began to import French vines and...Read Full Story

Fire Threatens Old Vines in Southern Chile (News & Features)

Over the past week, CONAF, the Corporation Nacional Forestal, reports fires have consumed almost 714,134 acres of forests and crops in central and southern Chile. The government has already declared the fires to be the worst forest disaster in the country’s history. The situation is far from...Read Full Story

Finca Tobella 2011 Priorat Selecció Especial (Wine Review)

American John Lipscomb and Catalonian Nuria Tobella met while studying at UC Davis. Together they decided to start a project in Priorat in 2003, and now they produce three wines from an estate they have built up to 50 acres of vines. Some of the parcels are more than a century...Read Full Story

Viña Maitía 2016 Maule Valley Aupa Pipeño (Wine Review)

David Marcel, from France's Basque country, was working in Maule as a bulk wine broker while building his own project, Maitía, back in 2012. That's when he fell in love with the refreshing pipeños, the traditional wines of Chile's south, usually made from país. He buys grapes...Read Full Story

Evan Goldstein, MS on Chile’s Secano Interior (News & Features)

{image_1}“Of course, it was Maipo that put Chile on the ‘vinifera’ map,” he says. “But I have a soft spot for the living, breathing past of Chile’s southern dry-farming lands. And the secano—with her older soils, her diverse rock, quartz and cracked granite, and...Read Full Story

Pago de los Capellanes 2010 Ribera del Duero Parcela El Picon (Wine Review)

El Picón, a 4.9-acre parcel planted on clay and chalky soils, produced a radiant 2010. Like many of the best wines of the vintage, this remains youthful, with fresh red fruit flavors that belie its six years of age. Under the bright fruit, it offers earthy notes, pulsing with...Read Full Story

El Enemigo 2012 Gualtallary Gran Enemigo Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc (Wine Review)

Although there are barely 1,700 acres planted to cabernet franc in Argentina (compared to 260,000 acres of malbec), the community of good examples is growing. This Gran Enemigo is one of the best. A selection from the Adrianna Vineyard, planted by the Catena winery at 4,757 feet in the Uco Valley, it...Read Full Story

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