"The southernmost portion of the Rapel Valley – Colchagua Valley – is one of Chile's best known wine regions; generally, it is the region that has garnered the top scores and press. The majority of the wineries are concentrated in the center of the valley (Entre Cordillera), although the pioneers are looking at the coastal areas to find new terroir. The Silva family pioneered grapegrowing in the Colchagua Valley with the first vineyards back in 1892. Their cellar is the oldest one in the valley. Casa Silva is one of Chile's finest and most traditional wine estates. That said, they do not believe in relying on tradition to deliver award-winning wines. They strive to innovate in their vineyards and to find new terroir in the coastal areas and the foothills of the Andes. But they do all of that in the context of their valley, which continues to live a lifestyle that reflects the traditional values of Colchagua."
"Casa Silva is one of Chile's finest and most traditional wine estates. This Carmenere is bright and intense ruby red. On the nose, aromas of black cherries and plums with hints of spices. On the palate, it is round and powerful with sweet soft tannins and balanced acidity. Long finish."~Distributor
Wine & Spirits 90 "Blended from estate vineyards spread across Colchagua, this cuvée offers a clear picture of the region’s carmenère. It’s an enchanting red, with subtle herbal notes woven through round, rich red fruit. While the sweetness of the fruit makes it easy to drink now, it has the
Vinous Media 90 "Inky ruby. An emphatically fruity bouquet evokes fresh black and blue fruits, violet and cracked pepper, with a hint of smokiness in the background. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering juicy blueberry and boysenberry flavors that are given spine and focus by tangy acidity.
Vinous Media 90 "Pale yellow. Smoky minerals, dried citrus fruits and jasmine on the fragrant nose. Spicy and precise, offering intense Meyer lemon and green apple flavors that flesh out and deepen with air. Powerful yet lithe and finely etched, finishing with excellent clarity and mineral-driven
"Big-boned red, with powerful cassis, plum and blackberry fruit and plenty of muscular smoke, licorice, iron, dark chocolate and mint notes. Thick, gutsy finish. Wins on power, not polish, but has lots of character." ~ Winery notes
Wine Advocate 86 "The unoaked 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is an easy-to-understand wine with attractive spice and black fruit aromas and flavors. This ripe, tasty effort is a solid value meant for drinking over the next 2-3 years."~JM "Dark red with violet hues. Elegant aromas of red fruit