Estampa Gran Reserva Wines will have you running to the liquor store

Chile has seen an explosion in quality wines over the last few years. One such example is Estampa Gran Reserva Wines.

Viña Estampa began in 2001 under the entrepreneurial spirit of Miguel González-Ortiz. From the beginning, the winery focused on innovation and modern techniques to create world-class wines that would fully express the characteristics of the different varieties and their country of origin.

Here are some solid choices from Estampa:

Carmenere

Red violet in color, Estampa Carmenere displays ripe blackberries with notes of oak, tobacco and vanilla. Its juicy, concentrated flavor with raspberry and plum tannins leads to a long, lingering, chewy finish. Rated 92 Points by James Suckling.

Sauvignon Blanc

Its citrus and crisp green aromas contain a minerally note of wet stone. The racy, lean palate also suggests stoniness, while this wine tastes of orange and green herbs proceeding to a finish that displays bell pepper. Composed of 95% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% Chardonnay, and 2% Viognier grapes.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Originating in the noteworthy winemaking Colchagua Valley region, Estampa Cabernet has pronounced juniper and herbaceous scents are on the nose, with olive and eucalyptus notes. This bold blend is dense with a smooth mouthfeel. Its herbal berry flavors carry some buttery oak with a spicy long finish.

There is a wealth of fantastic wines from all around the globe. You can pick up a bottle of Estampa Gran Reserva, as well as many other wonderful choices, at large, local wine emporiums like Wyatt’s, which offers you a global approach to spirit and wine tasting.

This Valentine’s, share Les Valentines with your valentine

Les Valentines Saint-Emilion Grand Cru is a solid, forward style St. Emilion composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. solid, forward style St. Emilion composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

This is the second wine from Chateau Rol Valentin. Their terroir features growing terrain with ancient soil on clay and Old World soil-work with no herbicide use for a clean, true final product.

A traditional, annual release, their 2016 vintage of Les Valentines sports a lovely deep red color with dark red fruit on the nose and palate. It is a soft, easy to drink wine with a touch of bitter chocolate on the finish and a satisfying balance.

If you’re celebrating at home this Valentine’s Day, Les Valentines makes a perfect match to grilled steaks, wild game, and aged cheeses.

If you’re a wine lover, you can pick up a bottle or two of Les Valentines at larger wine emporiums in Longmont, like Wyatt’s, which offers you a superior selection and a knowledgeable staff who take the intimidation out of wine buying.

Les Valentines will be part of Wyatt’s Sunday One Day Sale this weekend. Get yourself something nice with all the money you’ll save on Sunday!

Jepson Chardonnay will show you the way

Jepson Estate Chardonnay is a prime example of Mendocino Chardonnay at its best. Fresh, clean, fruity aromas of ripe pear and tropical fruit are accompanied by just a hint of oak and a pleasant spicy note.

It’s wonderfully fruity in the mouth with crisp acidity carrying the citrus-green apple flavors to the entire palate. Its full flavor carries more spicy oak, but it is balanced by its elegant fruit percentage. There is a reasonable touch of honey and butter with a brief finish that will have you reaching for another sip.

This is indeed a superior quality wine, often found at a bargain price.

You can find Jepson Chardonnay locally at larger wine emporiums in Longmont, like Wyatt’s, which offers you a superior selection and a knowledgeable staff who take the intimidation out of wine buying.

Hay Maker Sauvignon Blanc will knock you out

This sustainable find from New Zealand is a surprising step up from local favorite Matua with its pale straw color and lifted notes of fresh grapefruit, guava and nettles, which lead to a lively palate of fresh, concentrated fruit flavors. Its bright acidity provides a crisp, mouthwatering finish.

Hailing from New Zealand’s legendary Marlborough region, Hay Maker’s well-crafted design really hits the spot this time of year. Try teaming it with roasted chicken, seared fish with Asian spices, or with a well-stocked charcuterie board.

Hay Maker is strong contender to be champion of the Northern Colorado Sauv Blanc scene.

There is a wealth of fantastic wines from the down under area of the globe. You can pick up a bottle of Hay Maker, as well as many other wonderful choices from New Zealand and Australia at Wyatt’s where we offer you a global approach to spirit and wine tasting.