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Chilean Wine Tasting – Fabulous and Best Value Wine, Thur. Mar. 24, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

March 19, 2016 by admin  
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Title: Chilean Wine Tasting – Fabulous and Best Value Wine, Thur. Mar. 24, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Uncorked Wine Bar
Description: Chilean Wine Tasting
Sommelier Kenneth Spears will be pouring the following fabulous and best value Chilean wines from famous wine regions of Chile for $24.99. The tasting includes complimentary pairing food of Beef Stuffed Baked Potatoes & Dubliner Cheese.
Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2012
Santa Ema Carignan Amplus Old Vines 2013
Ventisquero Yelcho Carmenere 2013
Errazuriz Don Maximiano Cab Reserve 2007
Santa Ema Valle Central Moscato Soul 2013
Throughout the night we will have four raffles for 4 lucky customers with surprise prizes including 2 bottle of wines and lovely accessories. Everyone enters the raffle automatically by just joining us for the evening. All of the featured wines are available for purchase at 10% discount – 15% off when buying three or more and 15% off for all accessories.
Next tasting preview:
Argentinean Wine Tasting on Mar. 24
Spanish Wine Tasting on Mar. 31
Host your private party at Uncorked with featured wine and food pairing.
Also be sure to check out our happy hour all night every Tuesday and Wednesday.
Introduction
Chile is now the fifth largest exporter of wines in the world, and the ninth largest producer. Chile has some of the world’s most spectacular vineyards. Bounded by the Atacama Desert, the Pacific Ocean, snow-capped Andes and southern ice fields, this is the only wine region where both cacti and snow are interspersed amongst vines. Chilean wine production dates back more than 400 years. Spanish colonists, quick to recognize the terrain as ideal for viticulture, were the first to plant vines in the valleys that would come to define Chilean wine regions. They started with País, which would be the primary grape for Chilean wine for the next 300 years, until globetrotting Chileans, flush from the country’s agricultural and mining riches, brought home French vines to grow their favorite Bordeaux varieties. The best Chilean wines now include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The signature grape for Chilean red wine is Carmenère, fruity, spicy and low in tannins.
Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2012 – Don Maximiano Errázuriz founded Viña Errázuriz in 1870. With his great vision for the future and his innovative, pioneering spirit, he planted the first French grape varieties in the Aconcagua Valley. His initiative and creativity were handed down to future generations and, in just over a century, his descendants consolidated the winery and positioned their wines among the world’s most noteworthy and one of the best examples of successful winemaking in Chile. The grapes of 2012 Aconcagua Costa Wild Ferment Chardonnay came from La Escultura vineyard located at a property west of Santiago in the Casablanca Valley. This area benefits from the coastal influence that moderates the temperature during the ripening period. Summers are moderately warm with morning fog and cool sea breezes in the afternoon that allow for easy and gradual ripening that helps conserve the natural aromas and flavors of the grapes and ensures the desired acidity levels. These conditions make the Casablanca Valley a privileged place for producing cool-climate varieties such as Chardonnay. The 2012 Wild Ferment Chardonnay has light yellow in color and expresses an elegant blend of tropical fruits and citrus characters on the nose, along with aromas of toast and untoasted hazelnuts. The palate presents good lushness and lively acidity that pairs with its creamy texture to guarantee good Ageing potential.
Santa Ema Carignan Amplus Old Vines 2013 – Santa Ema crafts generous, elegant and consumer-friendly wines produced in Isla de Maipo, the premier growing area in Chile’s acclaimed Maipo Valley, world-famous for its distinctive red wines. Santa Ema’s founding Pavone family trace their history in Chile back to 1917 when they first came to the region as grape farmers. Nearly 100 years and three generations of hands-on experience gives Santa Ema a deep understanding of the Maipo Valley’s unique terroir, and helps create some of the most irresistible wines in Chile. Amplus Carignan comes from carefully tended 100-year-old Carignan vines in Peumo. The 2013 Carignan is one of Santa Ema’s best wines year in and year out. With deep, violet-ruby-red color, this vintage is woodsy and dark on the nose, with boysenberry jam and shoe-polish aromas. It’s tannic and powerful for sure, with flavors of ripe tomato, graphite, black plum, herbs and even salt. A rugged, briny tasting finish confirms the inherent rustic character of Carignan.
Ventisquero Yelcho Carmenere 2013 – Ventisquero was founded in 1998 and now is the proud owner of prime vineyard land located in some of Chile’s most prestigious wine regions. In the valleys of Colchagua, Casablanca, Coastal Maipo and Leyda, the resident team of viticulturalists are challenged to identify the best sites for each varietal to grow. Extensive investments in soil mapping methods at the vineyard locations has also given Ventisquero an exceptional ability to match grapes to specific vineyard sites. Ventisquero’s portfolio is comprised entirely of estate grown and bottled wines. All vineyards are owned and managed by the winery allowing for extremely close control of fruit quality and planting. Comprise of 85% Carmenere and 15% Syrah, the 2013 Yelcho Carmenere has deep cherry-red color. The bouquet is dominated by aromas of black and red fruit, such as blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, strawberries and cherries, as well as spicy notes that blend harmoniously with hints of chocolate and vanilla. This is a smooth, well-balanced wine with mature, velvety tannins, leading to a persistent finish in which the black fruit and chocolate are again apparent.
Errazuriz Don Maximiano Cab Reserve 2007 – Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve is the Icons serial of Errauzuriz Winery. The Don Maximiano Vineyard is located in the Valle de Aconcagua, a region that features an extended dry season with moderately warm summer days cooled by gentle afternoon breezes from the Pacific Ocean. Comprise of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot,
6% Cabernet Franc
and 6% Syrah, the Dom Maximiano Cab Reserve 2007 has intense, deep, ruby-red in color with a bright purplish hue. The nose recalls cherries, cassis, truffles, and blueberries over a backdrop of black pepper and subtle notes of chocolate and cedar. The palate shows firm, ripe tannins that ensure excellent longevity in the bottle. This is a voluptuous wine full of ripe fruit flavors, notes of cedar, cloves, and cinnamon, with excellent acidity that lends freshness, balance, and elegance. The long and very elegant finish shows the wine’s youth today and will gain in complexity with time in the bottle. 94 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 92 Points – Wine Spectator
Santa Ema Valle Central Moscato Soul 2013 – Santa Ema Moscato Soul is easy drinking and sweet young wine with a refreshing finish. It has bright pale yellow and hints of green in color. Intense aromas of white flowers and roses and appealing notes of sweet fruits, apricots and peaches. On the palate, the wine offers a light, airy mousse on entry saturated with golden peach, ripe nectarine, and lychee with enough acid to cleanse without cloying aftertaste. Santa Ema Moscato Soul is a vibrant and fun wine. Aromatic and appealing, this wine is great for any occasion. An intensely perfumed nose and a juicy, fresh mouth make this wine a pleasure by itself, or delicious with Asian food, desserts and blue cheeses. Moscato Soul rocks!

Reservations recommended. Please call 949-589-1156.
22342 El Paseo, Suite A, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2016-03-24
End Time: 22:00

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