James Suckling-Leyda Valley, Chile - ""Impressively deep aromas of ripe red and dark cherry as well as blueberry lead to a palate that has a fresh array of spicy oak layered into ripe red cherry fruits. Holds long and fresh.""
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.