South America is one location where the classic Bordeaux varieties thrive, including the country of Chile. The winemakers at Santa Ema have three generations and 100 years of experience in the unique terroir of the Maipo Valley -- located in the shadow of the Andes Mountains.

This vintage followed a cool growing season and the wine is aged in French and American oak for eight to 10 months. The result is an elegant and fruit forward wine that is a good value as well.

Sherry: “Smooth and fruity with flavors of cherry and raspberry with a hint of clove and coconut on the finish.” (3.5 stars out of 5)

Chris: “A bouquet of brown sugar and plum with smooth raspberry flavor and a vanilla finish.” (3.5 stars out of 5)

Available from $9 to $11.

Coming next week: Guidobono Lange Nebbiolo

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