Last year around this time of the year, I discovered the wines of Cono Sur when reading Decanter Magazine. They had just put out there year end edition and Cono Sur was featured in several "Best of" categories; many for Pinot Noir and other cool climate wines. These are all sound values that have been good movers for the shop. Cono Sur reintroduced me to the virtues of Chilean wine. I was pleased they were imported by my friend, Joe Ancona from Vineyard Brands, and distributed by Chuck Johnson and Tays. This will be a very fun tasting.
We are fortunate to have Jose Luis Lavin, Export Director, help host a tasting of their wines. It is always nice to have winery representatives tell their own story. I will serve Scallop Ceviche, for the white wines, and Cheese, Hanna's Olive Tapenad with crusty bread for the reds.
The tasting costs $10 per person and there is a 2 bottle purchase request per person / 4 per couple. Please make reservations by calling 442-2207 during business hours Tuesday through Saturday. I am sorry but I do not take reservation via email or left on the answering machine. Please be willing to pay for the tasting if you cancel with less than 72 hours of notice.
Best, Paul Vernon
Top Ten Wines
Cono Sur Wines
Riesling "Bio-Bio Valley" 2007 $12
Sauvignon Blanc "Central Valley" 2007 $11
Sauvignon Blanc "Vision-Casablanca" 2006 $15
Chardonnay "Sustainable Farming-Colchagua" 2006 $13
Chardonnay, "Vision-Casablanca" 2006 $15
Pinot Noir "Central Valley" 2007 $11
Pinot Noir "Vision-Colchagua" 2007 $15
Camenere "Colchagua" 2007 $12
Cabernet Sauvignon/Camenere "Organic Farming" 2007 $13
Cabernet Sauvignon "20 Barrels" 6 pk) 2005 $30