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Chi Chi Chi, Le Le Le Chilean Red Wines

Tuesday - 1/18/2011, 11:58am  ET

The 2007 Kingston Family 'Alazan' Pinot Noir from the Casablanca Valley ($30) features a bouquet of mushroom and forest floor with flavors of plum and dark cherry. The 2008 Los Vascos 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon ($14) has flavors of blackberry jam, ripe black plums, dark cherries and tobacco with notes of vanilla and licorice. The 2007 Santa Carolina 'Herencia' Carménère ($15) is often referred to a merlot, but Chile has adopted this French red varietal as its national grape. This version has flavors of plum, cherry, tobacco with hints of vanilla ­­­­and espresso. The 2006 Maquis 'Lien' Red Wine ($18) is made from a blend of syrah, carménère, cabernet franc, petite verdot and merlot and has flavors of dark plum, blackberry, blueberry cobbler and pepper. Another wine to try: The 2008 Tabali 'Reserve' Syrah ($16)