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At Viña Ventisquero, head winemaker Felipe Tosso has built a portfolio of offerings sourcing fruit from prime vineyards in the valley’s of Chile, and his selections come through clearly, as each wine we tasted had a unique character which set it part from so many others on the market.

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Viña Ventisquero 2008 Vertice

Grape(s): 51% Carmenere & 49% Syrah

Region: Colchagua Valley, Chile

Price: 35-40

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of bramble fruit and cherry mingle with suggestions of pepper, earth, and herbaceous notes on the nose. The palate delivers flavors of blackberry and cherry, along with accents of spice, herbs, and earth. A velvety wine with plush tannins, it will pair nicely with your favorite Spanish tapas.

Rating: 90

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Viña Ventisquero 2012 “Grey” Pinot Noir

Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Leyda Valley, Chile

Price: 20-25

Tasting Notes:

Earthy and herbaceous notes interweave with traces of black cherries and cranberries on the nose. A sip reveals flavors of cranberry, cherry, and plum which unfold into nuances of earth on the palate. A chipper, earthy Pinot with a food friendly acidity, it will compliment duck or pork tenderloin nicely.

Rating: 86

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Viña Ventisquero 2012 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Casablanca Valley, Chile

Price: 10-15

Tasting Notes:

A bouquet of citrus and tropical fruit greets the senses. Flavors of pineapple, lime, and grapefruit emerge on the palate, along with suggestions of fresh minerals. A friendly acidity and a lively mineral backbone make this an ideal wine to enjoy with food. Grilled chicken or shrimp would work nicely.

Rating: 87