Originally Posted by NakedYoga
PandArts, I dig that you're into Spanish and South American wines. In my limited experience, those are the ones that I seem to enjoy the most, although I also love chianti (sadly, it's the only Italian I find myself coming back to). Since, judging by your frequent posts on this thread, you drink a lot of wine (and I mean that in a good way), what Spanish and South American, specifically Chilean, wines would you recommend in the range of $15 or less? I don't really have a developed taste, although I lean towards stronger flavors as opposed to mild.
LOL, Yeah I love my Vinho!
Wow! Where to start...
For Chilean wines Chonos Carmenere (I guess these guys bottle upon request and have run out of bottles
according to Candy, the wine buyer where I get my wine)is really nice bottle and the Apaltagua Cab Sav is really nice and both are under $15
For Argentina I love Luigi Bosca Reserva Malbec, in particular the 2005! If your really adventurous in your flavours try the Rodolfo Tannat! This is a very masculine wine with strong notes of roated red mean up front with dark fruits in the background. Let it sit over night and those roles reverse and it becomes a very bold and chewy wine!
And I have to rave about the P 15 Picada from Patagonia! The grapes in this wine had to stuggle through some really harsh climate conditions to produce about 10,000 kg/ha (which I was instructed by Candy as a pretty low yield) so they are bursting with string berry flavours, warm chewy tannins and lovely minerality. And this was under $15 as well!