2016 Garage Wine Company Cinsault Itata Valley (Previously $20)

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Cinsault, the French grape variety known for its juicy fruit, delicate floral qualities, low tannin and decidedly moreish character, is widely grown in Chile's Itata Valley. Here is a terrific example from American Derek Mossman, who is up to some truly interesting things on the Chilean wine scene. Whether it's dry farmed Maule Carignane, Cabernet Franc, or this delicious Cinsault, the man is making very interesting wines and raising the qualitative bar.

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Staff Image By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/4/2017 | Send Email
Another winner from Garage Wine Company! Red plum and celery root on the nose , with rhubarb and spice on the palate. Excellent structure with a lingering, almost salty, finish. A real pleasure!

Staff Image By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/2/2017 | Send Email
The Itata Valley is a perfect place for Cinsault; the igneous soils give focus and add complexity. With high toned aromatics of sappy red fruits backed with subtle baking spices. Medium bodied with modest tannins and fresh acidity this is a perfect wine to get a party started with. It’s a perfect Pinot substitute when you want a little more punch without grip.

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Other Red Wines

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Chile

- Located on the western coast of South America and bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Andes to the East, the Chilean wine-growing climate is similar to that of California's Napa Valley and Bordeaux. The Chilean wine industry is known for being consistently free of phylloxera, but political and economic unrest has brought its own source of disorder. The recent establishment of a free market has resuscitated the wine industry, and significant investments have been made, switching the economic focus from domestic production to exports. Chile produces roughly a quarter of the wine Argentina produces, and is known for single-varietal exports, predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. It's a popular region in the U.S. known for inexpensive and tasty wine.