Once again, Chile was kind to Grapemasters grapes. A fantastic assortment of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Carmenere have been quitely fermenting away, with exceptional aromas and flavors to be had. My favorite so far? Carmenere- dark notes of leather, soy sauce, dark berries and tannins that carry to a great finish. The chardonnay, one of my personal favorites broke in a new barrel for me, a great punch of oak to an already fruity and rich vintage. The viognier, and Sauvignon Blanc are also quite exceptional. In fact, I am taking some viognier from Chile and blening it in with Shiraz from Spain to copy a Northern Rhone classic.