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Wine of the Week: Terra Andina, Valle Central, Carmenere 2008 - Dallas News     

12:00 AM CST on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rebecca Murphy

Terra Andina, Valle Centrale, Carmenere 2008, $14.99

This is quite an elegant carmenere for a wine that is made to drink within its first three years. It has a hint of the grape's trademark herbal character in the aromas and flavors, along with plenty of ripe blackberry and cassis fruit. It's smooth in the mouth with velvety tannins. Try it with a burger or a sausage-and-mushroom pizza.

Carmenere is considered Chile's signature grape variety. It arrived in the country in the late 1800s with European immigrants escaping from the devastating vineyard plague of phylloxera and looking for new places to grow grapes and make wine. It was one of the authorized grapes in Bordeaux, where it was a bit cool for the grape. The temperate climate and long growing season make Chile's Central Valley just the place for this immigrant.

Available at Crush! A Wine Boutique in Flower Mound, Reserve Wines in Las Colinas and WineStyles in Watauga.


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Terra Andina 'Reserva' Carmenere 2007 in The Wall Street Journal: Best of tasting!    

“We  bought  every  Carmenere  we  saw  from  the  2007  and 2008 vintages—because we prefer these young and because those  are  the  ones  you  are most  likely  to  see...We  tasted them in blind flights over several nights.  

Our  best  of  tasting,  Terra  Andina  "Reserva,"  was  at  once noteworthy  and  highly  drinkable,  and  seemed  so  warming that  we  thought  of  roast meats  and  fireplaces.  It's  a  lot  of wine for $11.99.”

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A toast to spaghetti wines: Chianti isn't the only choice!

A great review for 2008 Terra Andina Carmenere in the Chicago Tribune by Bill Daley: “From Chile's Central Valley, a wine with a lively berry fragrance touched with a hint of cherry and mint. It's a puckery, fruit-forward wine with notes of cherries, mushrooms and black pepper…” “Three corkscrews”.

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El Paso Times: Barbecue & wine - What to serve with brisket & such. 2008 Terra Andina Carmenere wowed the crowd”.


A group of wine enthusiasts and growers met on a recent sunny afternoon to taste wines and a variety of barbecue-- Vic Poulos, owner of Zin Valle Winery; Ken Stark, owner of La Vina Winery; Ray Stafford, El Paso Times publisher and wine collector; Mark Heins, wine expert and restaurateur; Mostafa Rifai, wine lover and restaurateur; Pablo Villa, El Paso Times presentation editor and wine novice; Riccardo Barraza, owner of Italian Wine Imports; and Tammy Diaz, wine expert. Sausage, ribs, brisket, chicken and smoked turkey filled the table. Two kinds of sauce were deployed -- one sweet, the other fiery hot.

And one by one, the bottles were open. 2008 Terra Andina Carmenere from Chile ($9.99), wowed the crowd. Its blend of black currant, blackberry, grilled red pepper and black pepper went well with everything served. "This had the best value of the bunch," Poulos said.

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Terra Andina Suyai 2007 gets 93 points in eRobertParker.com

According to the prestigious media: " Suyai is a true beast of a wine. Delicate palates should avoid this wine but if you want to grow some hair on your chest, this might well be the wine for you".

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NBC-TV’s “Today Show” Featured Terra Andina’s 2007 Carmenère Reserva in Best Bargain Wines for Spring Segment with Leslie Sbrocco

Leslie Sbrocco, wine expert and the author of "The Simple & Savvy Wine Guide" moderates a segment featuring the best bargain wines for spring. Hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford are tested to choose the least expensive of two paired wines. Terra Andina Reserve Carmenere is featured in one of the rounds. The wine was Chile’s sole representative.

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Terra Andina Reserva Chardonnay 2007 featured in FOOD&WINE April 2009 issue

Our Reserva Chardonnay was selected as on of the Coastal Chile’s Best Wine Values.

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No surprises

The 6th Annual Wines of Chile Awards competition came to a close in a Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony in Santiago’s Casa Abarzua on January 15, 2009.

By now it should be no surprise that Terra Andina Altos Carménère-Carignan 2007 obtained Gold Medal. Another winner was our Terra Andina Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 awarded with a Silver Medal.


Wine Spectator 90 POINTS: Terra Andina Chardonnay Reserva 2007 from Valle de Limarí

The highest rating ever for Terra Andina white wines. Now our Chardonnay becomes another rising star in Terra Andina's catalogue together with our Carmenère red wines.

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Terra Andina Altos Carmenère Carignan 2007 takes a Gold Medal in the 2008 World Carmenère Competition

This award confirms once again the tremendous personality and quality of this blend, which has won many awards in other competitions in 2008, such as a Silver Medal at the IWC and a Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

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Wine Spectator "Best Value":

Terra Andina Chardonnay Central Valley 2007

Featured in the SavvyShopper section of the November 15th issue
“Best Value”.

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Terra Andina launches 2007 Chardonnay Reserva in the U.S. Market.

The wine, which is 100 percent Chardonnay, was made from grapes
harvested exclusively in Chile’s renowned Limari Valley region.

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Terra Andina Varietal Carmenère 2007
Wins Great Gold Medal in the Concours Mondial De Brussels

Terra Andina has done it again! In addition to its recent triumph in the Catad'Or Grand Hyatt Wine Awards 2008, it now adds a Great Gold Medal for its Terra Andina Varietal Carmenère 2007 in the II Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Chile 2008. This wine from the brand’s emblematic grape was the only varietal-level winner of a Great Gold Medal.

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Exceptional! Terra Andina Carmenere 'Reserva' Rapel Valley 2006. A 'Best Buy' as reviewed in BEVX.com

According to the critics of BEVX.com this wine exhibits the style and structure of wines twice its price and beyond. Another wine also rated as exceptional is our Terra Andina Chardonnay Reserva Valle de Limari 2007.

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Remarkable results for Terra Andina in the Catad'or Grand Hyatt Wine Awards 2008

An important jury awarded Terra Andina Carmenere Reserva 2007 and Terra Andina Carmenere Varietal 2007 with Gold Medal; meanwhile Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2007 obtained Silver Medal. These new accolades come from an event that has been recognizing the quality of the Chilean wine from more than 13 years. Click here for more information.


Media coverage

Our Terra Andina 2007 Carmenere is featured in the New Products section of the July/August issue of Beverage Dynamics. Enjoy!
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Finally! Two Chilean Wines That Can Compete With Argentina's Best Buys

Ours Altos Carmenère - Carignan 2005 and Altos Malbec - Petit Verdot 2004 were highlighted for 'Sam's Wines & Spirits' like Two Chilean Wines That Can Compete With Argentina's Best Buys. Click here for the complete information.


New awards for Terra Andina Wines

Silver Medal for Altos Carmenère-Carignan 2007 in International Wine Challenge, London Fair. And, Silver Medal for Carmenère Reserve 2007 by Decanter UK-Wine Magazine.


Official: Terra Andina Carmenère 2007 the 2nd best Carmenère in the UK

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Josh Raynolds from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar gives great scores to Terra Andina Wines - March 2008

Terra Andina By Josh Raynolds


2006 Terra Andina Cabernet Sauvignon Central Valley

Dark red. Cherry-vanilla and redcurrant aromas, with sexy oak spices adding interest. Round and fleshy, with sweet red berry flavors, gentle tannins and good finishing lift. This is awfully attractive for the money. 88 points.


2006 Terra Andina Carmenere Central Valley

Ruby-red. Jammy red and dark berries on the nose, with gentle spiciness building in the glass. Creamy and sweet, with vivid raspberry and blueberry flavors, zero tannins and good snap to the finish. This is a pretty amazing bargain and extremely easy to drink. 88 points.


2006 Terra Andina Carmenere Reserva Central Valley

Ruby-red. Seductively perfumed bouquet of redcurrant, cherry, tobacco and pungent herbs; smells like an old-school Saint-Emilion. Deep blackcurrant and blueberry on the palate, picking up vanilla and Asian spices on the close. A steal at this price. 89 points.


Terra Anidna present their wines in Bello Horizonte, Brasil (SBAV/MG) - March 2008

" SBAV-MG – NOITE DO PRODUTOR TERRA ANDINA ALEJANDRO ABARCA, responsável pela Vinícola Chilena TERRA ANDINA esteve em BH e conduziu uma bela degustação na SBAV-MG.  Os vinhos da  Vinícola Terra Andina que degustados durante o evento foram:
1- CAMINOS CABERNET SAUVIGNON-MERLOT ( 15 votos como Melhor da Noite / Nota Mediana: 87/100 Pontos),
2- TERRA ANDINA RESERVA CABERNET SAUVIGNON (19 votos como Melhor da Noite / Nota Mediana: 88/100 Pontos).

Wood on Wine, gives greats comments to "Terra Andina Semillon Chardonnay - February 2008

"Interesting complex bouquet reveals nuanced citrus, tropical fruit and peach scents. Similar Shaded and attractively balances Semillon and chardonnay flavors emerge on the palate. Appetizing fruit with a hint of sweet spice and fresh acidity on the finish. Moderate Alcohol, subtle flavors and clean acidity make this and ideal match for fish and lightly flavored white meat dishes".
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Korea Wine Challenge - February 2008

Terra Andina Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Silver Medal


KLM choose Terra Andina wines

KLM Airline selected Terra Andina Wines from Chile, to be served on their flights for the next 3 years. Wines will be offer in 187cc bottles and also 750 bottles for associate's frequent flyers program.


Terra Andina, not afraid to innovate

Published for Gula Magazine Brazil. Click here to read the article.


Terrific Bargains from Terra Andina (USA)

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Launch new image in Dominican Republic

Alejandro Abarca, Oscar Salas and Paul Brugal.


Fifth Annual Wines of Chile Awards January - 2008

Terra Andina Carmenere 2007 - Silver Medal.

Alto Terra Andina Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Silver Medal.

Terra Andina Reserve Carmenere 2007 - Bronze Medal.

Alto Terra Andina Carmenere-Carignan 2007 - Bronze Medal.


Wine Access Magazine Canada - September 2007

Terra Andina Sauvignon Blanc 2006 - Judges Choice 86 pts.


International Wine Challenge UK - May 2007

Terra Andina ALTOS Carmenere - Carignan 2005 - Silver Medal

Terra Andina ALTOS Cabernet Franc - Merlot 2004 - Silver Medal

Terra Andina VARIETAL Carmenere 2006 - Silver Medal


Fourth Annual Wines of Chile Awards January - 2007

Terra Andina Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 – Silver Medal.

Alto Terra Andina Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 – Bronze Medal.

Terra Andina Carmenere 2006 – Bronze Medal.


Wine & Spirits - January 2007

Alto Terra Andina Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 – 88 pts.

“Very ripe, figgy black fruit flavors”.