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Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz
... there was a cruise ship in and indeed, once we could see the port, there it was. The hillside is so steep that there are at least two cable cars (we saw two) hugging the hillside to transport people between Concepcion and the port area. As we the time got to 11:30 we made our way back up to the hotel and had checked out in good time for our guides arrival just before 12:00. Our driver was different from the woman the evening before but we were ...
... had to get all dressed up for our exclusive dinner at Lapostolle!
We were six for dinner and all very excited! We arrived at dusk and could not find anyone around, then, Mr Ben shopkeeper like, a lovely lady appeared all grins and welcomes ushering us to a set of seats on the terrace with a view over the vines and the top of the nest to out left all lit up. We were presented with out set menu for the night with ...
... after our fine wines previously.
2. Secreto Pinot Noir 2012 14.4%
55% in oak for six months. Again, no secret ingredient here, **** branding if you ask me!
Clear and bright, medium intense. Cherry nose with a hint of oak. Juicy fruit, warm and good length. Pleasant easy drinking young Pinot style.
3. Gran Reserva Carmenčre 2012
More classically styled with 10 months in oak and 20 year ...
... Andrea León left the chaos of the first few days of the harvest to lead this for us.
1. Casa Semillion 2012 13.5%
This was the first (and ultimately the only) Semillon we tasted on the trip. Only made in good years from 3Ha of 80 year old vines with a touch of oak - 60% of the wine went through 5 months of ageing in old French oak barrels with lees steering.
Clear and bright. Creamy nose with ...
... the tour were very interesting. One was a Canadian couple on their honeymoon, and the other was from Nashville. Their son had attended Northwestern, and is now working for the Father Fabretto Foundation, in Arlington, Virginia--they work with the country of Nicaragua to educate and assist children. (A side outcome of the trip was that they provided Kate with contact information, since this is similar to her Peace Corps ...