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Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Llai Llai Pinot Noir, Bio Bio Valley, Chile 2008

Llai Llai Pinot Noir 2008, Bio Bio Valley – Chile

Chile is one of the world’s most unique wine growing areas. The high elevations and coastal proximity of the vineyards has helped many producers avoid the pitfalls of rot, insects, and vine disease. Phylloxera is the world’s most notorious vine louse, and at one […]

Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) - Casillero del Diablo Pinot Noir 2008

Chile's main winegrowing areas

Casillero del Diablo is a brand produced by the Concha Y Toro Winery in Chile. The estate is one of Chile’s most successful commercial wineries, and is responsible in part for Chile’s emergence as one of the primary wine exporting countries in the world.

I’m always interested in tasting Pinot […]