When you think of Pinot Noir you might think of California, Oregon or the great Burgundies. But Chile you say, I say yes!!!

Vina Anakena has produced another fine quality product from select vineyards located high in the Andes.

Anakena Pinot Noir hold it’s own and more against any of the above areas.

Beautiful elegant aromas of strawberries and roses.  The mouth is ripe with flavor.  Strawberry, cherry, sweet hints of vanilla with hints of pepper on the end.  Soft-supple tannins  have you begging for more.  Lovely and luscious, this will have you coming back for more.





I just like saying the name Elouan.  Kinda sounds like a mystical genie…Elouan.

And mystical it is.  This is a new pinot from the Wagner family. Their foray into sourcing juice from Oregon. Part of the Copper Cane wine division, and they did a good job. This should not of course be compared to Meiomi, The very successful pinot that has just been bought. No, this one can stand on it’s own.  I enjoyed this wine immensely.  It may be of a lighter body, but it has lots of flavor.  A great wine with a lighter meal, salad,chicken or pork, or just to drink by itself

The nose is fruity, raspberry and cherry notes are in order very pleasant.

The color is light, almost see through. Typical of pinot, but not off putting.

Now the flavor.  Very fruit forward, you are hit instantly with raspberry, cherry, even a seemingly cola flavor, an abundant amount of fruit is present   The spice comes at the end, cinnamon and pepper. The end lingers for a time, but not everlasting.

Light to medium body, the wine is proportionally balanced making it a very enjoyable.   A nice alternative to some of the very light pinots coming out of Oregon.


Don't compare to Meiomi, it can stand on its own
Don’t compare to Meiomi, it can stand on its own

Every time I think I have hit it big, I find a new favorite. Call me fickle.  Four years or so ago, I could not stand Pinot, the reason of course, was that I had not had a good one. Now I know that Pinot can be lush, fruity and fuller bodied. Tonight I have had the pleasure of Maysara Jamsheed.

When I twisted the cap off, yes a cap, get over yourself… I was immediately hit with the aromas of plum, coffee, violets and a little hint of tobacco.

Feeling anxious, I wanted to believe that the flavor would be as good as the aroma was leading me to believe.  That first little droplet hit my tongue… WOW, I couldn’t resist taking a full gulp. Swishing it around my mouth so that every sensor could get a hit. Disappointing. NEVER. Oh the tongue was tingling and the cheeks were watering. I was in my pleasure place.  Chocolate, coffee, tobacco, fruit, cinnamon and spice at the end.  And the end never really came…the lingering flavor still bouncing around. Rich, full, luscious… DEVINE.


Gorgeous, luscious.
Gorgeous, luscious.