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Tierra Salvaje and Primo V: New Releases (K)

by Daniel Rogov » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:07 pm

That Shimshon Welner is a "mover and shaker" is beyond question. As to the wine trade, he established a fine name for himself as the CEO of the Golan Heights Winery, indeed being the right man in the right place at the right time. Today, as a negotiant of kosher wines, those primarily from Chile, Spain and Italy, he continues to make his mark on the wine world his various brands appearing in probably far more wine shops and other markets than any other kosher wines. As might be said – anyone who can get their wines into Trader Joe's must be doing something right. More than that, now releasing as many wines annually as most of Israel's medium-sized wineries, he is proving himself once again a major player on the kosher wine scene.

Following are reviews of six of Welner's latest releases. As will be seen by the tasting notes, these are wines at often excellent value for money that will appeal to many, those not exclusive to entry-level wine consumers. Those searching for these wines in the USA will find them selling at the very reasonable prices of between US$6-10.

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Tierra Salvaje, Shiraz, Lontue Valley, Chile, 2010: Dark ruby toward garnet, medium- to full-bodied, with gentle tannins parting to make way for wild berries and currants, those complemented nicely by a hints of white pepper and licorice. Drink now or in the next year. Score 85. K (Tasted 12 Nov 2010)

Tierra Salvaje, Carmenere, Lontue Valley, Chile, 2010: Dark garnet, medium- to full-bodied, with somewhat chunky tannins parting in the glass to make way for aromas and flavors of black cherries and raspberries, those on a background that hints nicely of earthy minerals. Drink now or over the next year. Score 86. K (Tasted 12 Nov 2010)

Tierra Salvaje, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lontue Valley, Chile, 2010: Medium- to full-bodied, almost impenetrably dark garnet in color and with firm tannins yielding in the glass to reveal an appealing array of black cherry and black currant fruits, those on a background that hints at one moment of eucalyptus and at another of minted chocolate. Drink now-2012. Score 87. K (Tasted 12 Nov 2010)

Tierra Salvaje, Sauvignon Blanc, Lontue Valley, Chile, 2010: Light straw colored, light- to medium-bodied, but packed with appealing aromas and flavors of tangerines, grapefruit and citrus peel. Lively and refreshing. Drink now. Score 87. K (Tasted 11 Nov 2010)

Tierra Salvaje, Chardonnay, Lontue Valley, Chile, 2010: Dark golden straw in color, medium-bodied, with fine balancing acidity to highlight aromas and flavors of tangerines, pineapple and grapefruit, those on a background that hints of flinty and stony minerals. Very nice indeed. Drink now. Score 87. K (Tasted 11 Nov 2010)

Primo-V, Moscato, Puglia, Italy, n.v.: Unabashedly sweet but with enough natural acidity to carry that and keep the wine lively. Generously frizzante and on the nose and palate spring flowers and heather, those complemented nicely by notes of citrus and ripe peaches. A good quaffer but if it proves too sweet for your taste simply add two ice-cubes to your glass. Drink now. Score 85. K (Tasted 11 Nov 2010)
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Re: Tierra Salvaje and Primo V: New Releases (K)

by Daniel Rogov » Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:04 am

Just received the prices of the wines...

The Tierra Salvaje wines from Chile = US$5.00
The Primo-V Moscato = US$7.00

The wines are all available via kosherwine.com

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