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One of South America’s most important wine-producing countries, Chile is a reliable source of both budget-friendly wines and premium bottlings. Spanish settlers, Juan Jufre and Diego Garcia de Cáceres, most likely brought Vitis vinifera (Europe’s wine producing vine species) to the Central Valley of Chile some time in the 1550s. But Chile’s modern wine industry is largely the result of heavy investment from the 1990s.

Long and narrow, Chile is geographically isolated, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Andes Mountains to the east and the Atacama desert to the north. These natural borders allowed Chile to avoid the disastrous phylloxera infestation in the late 1800s and as a result, vines are often planted on their own rootstock rather than grafted (as is the case in much of the wine producing world).

Chile’s vineyards vary widely in climate and soil type from north to south. The Coquimbo region in the far north contains the Elqui and Limari Valleys, where minimal rainfall and intense sunlight are offset by chilly breezes from the Humboldt Current. While historically focused solely on Pisco production, today this area finds success with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Aconcagua region contains the eponymous Aconcagua Valley—hot and dry and home to full-bodied red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot—as well as Casablanca Valley and San Antonio Valley, which focus on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The Central Valley is home to the Maipo, Rapel, Curicó and Maule Valleys, which produce a wide variety of red and white wines. Maipo in particular is known for Carmenère, Chile’s unofficial signature grape. In the up-and-coming southern regions of Bio Bio and Itata make excellent Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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  • Montes Alpha Series Carmenere 2008 Front Label
    Montes Alpha Series Carmenere 2008
    Carmenere from Chile
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  • Morande Edicion Limitada Carignan 2008 Front Label
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    Carignan from Maule Valley, Chile
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  • Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2008 Front Label
    Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2008
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    Concha y Toro Carmin de Peumo Carmenere 2008
    Carmenere from Cachapoal Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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  • Errazuriz Single Vineyard Carmenere 2008 Front Label
    Errazuriz Single Vineyard Carmenere 2008
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  • Santa Ema Reserve Merlot 2008 Front Label
    Santa Ema Reserve Merlot 2008
    Merlot from Chile
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  • Santa Ema Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Front Label
    Santa Ema Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile
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  • Santa Rita Reserva Carmenere 2008 Front Label
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  • Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Front Label
    Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile
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  • Montes Alpha Series Chardonnay 2008 Front Label
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  • Cousino Macul Merlot 2008 Front Label
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    Merlot from Chile
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  • De Martino Legado Syrah 2008 Front Label
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    Syrah/Shiraz from Chile
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  • Tabali Pinot Noir Reserva Especial 2008 Front Label
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    Pinot Noir from Limari Valley, Chile
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  • Koyle Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Front Label
    Koyle Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
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  • Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2008 Front Label
    Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2008
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  • Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Front Label
    Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile
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  • Tabali Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2008 Front Label
    Tabali Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2008
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  • Maycas del Limari Syrah 2008 Front Label
    Maycas del Limari Syrah 2008
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  • Tabali Chardonnay Reserva Especial 2008 Front Label
    Tabali Chardonnay Reserva Especial 2008
    Chardonnay from Chile
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  • Kingston Family Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Front Label
    Kingston Family Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc 2008
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  • Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Front Label
    Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
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  • TerraNoble Gran Reserva Carmenere 2008 Front Label
    TerraNoble Gran Reserva Carmenere 2008
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  • Montes Alpha Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
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  • Casa Marin Laurel Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Front Label
    Casa Marin Laurel Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2008
    Sauvignon Blanc from San Antonio Valley (Chile), Chile
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