Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Casillero del Diablo Chardonnay Limari Valley and Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley Chile
Wines of Chile are becoming popular in my house and among friends who stop by for a personal tasting (barge in is more like it). Tonight I uncorked the 2011 Chardonnay and 2012 Pinot Noir. Fruit forward and easy drinking these wines are very food friendly. So busy traveling the past month and thankfully it's concluded. Cutting into my wine time makes for a grumpy wino LOL.
The 2011 Chardonnay was the first Chilean wine to find a way to my glass. Rich vanilla, ripe green apple with hints of fresh pear. Continue to swirl and melon with a nice allspice treats the nose.
Love the mouth on this wine. Apple and pear with hints of lemon citrus and a touch of oak. Excellent medium bodied wine with nice fruit and acidity. Great wine to start the evening.
The 2012 Pinot Noir was next in the glass. Huge cherry, cinnamon clove aroma right from the start. Strawberry with earthy mushroom notes. Nice nose.
The mouth juicy cherry with strawberry and cranberry. Just a touch of clove with a splash of cocoa and mocha. The finish reveals fresh ground cinnamon along with the fruit. Complex little pinot.
Watch for more tasting notes on additional bottles of Casillero del Diablo. Try some Chilean wine today!