Alvaro Espinoza Wine Ann Arbor MI

This page provides useful content and local businesses that can help with your search for Alvaro Espinoza Wine. You will find helpful, informative articles about Alvaro Espinoza Wine, including "The Wines of ?lvaro Espinoza: Kuyen and Antiyal". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Ann Arbor, MI that will answer all of your questions about Alvaro Espinoza Wine.

Ann Arbor Brewing Company, Llc
S 523 Main St
Ann Arbor, MI

Data Provided By:
Buon Vino Winery
849 Penniman Ave
Plymouth, MI

Data Provided By:
Acoustic Brewing Company Lc
18905 Shumsky
Lake Ann, MI

Data Provided By:
David Butkovich And Mary Lou Butkovich
45727 27Th St
Mattawan, MI

Data Provided By:
Chateau de Leelanau Vineyard and Winery
(989) 652-3700
976 South Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI
 
Ann Arbor Vineyards
3878 Trade Center Dr
Ann Arbor, MI

Data Provided By:
Northville Winery
(313) 349-3181
714 Baseline
Northville, MI

Data Provided By:
Ann Arbor Brewing Company, Llc
S 523 Main St
Ann Arbor, MI

Data Provided By:
Chateau Grand Traverse
(616) 223-7355
12239 Center Road
Traverse City, MI

Data Provided By:
Corey Lake Orchards
12147 Corey Lake Rd
Three Rivers, MI

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

The Wines of �lvaro Espinoza: Kuyen and Antiyal

Provided By:

Morgan VineyardsAbout a year ago we stopped by Antiyal, Álvaro Espinoza (pictured here) and Marina Ashton’s estate in Chile’s Upper Maipo Valley. Since new releases of their wines are now available, it is time to revisit the wines. In the Chilean world of huge commercial wineries, Álvaro and Marina’s venture is unusual. Their estate is small, and they practice biodynamic viticulture and winemaking. They also make some of Chile’s very best red blends.

Álvaro is son of another winemaker, Mario Espinoza, and studied enology in Chile at a time prior to its wine export boom when winemaking was not regarded as a promising profession. He previously made wine at Viña Carmen, and he continues to make wine at Emiliana Orgánico and Rayun, both of which are farmed organically and biodynamically. In our Report # 21 earlier this year titled The Chilean Wine Revolution, we gave the Emiliana “G” red blend one of our very highest evaluations. The two wines reviewed here—Kuyen and Antiyal—also consistently receive plaudits from the wine critics, including yours truly.

Global Vineyard Wine Importers of Berkeley, CA, brings in Kuyen and Antiyal.

Kuyen 2008 ($30) 90+

KuyenFirst launched in 2001, this wine is quite an exotic blend of dark fruit, earth and spice. It’s not an up-front-fruit knocks your socks off kind of wine but, rather, complex and subtle on the attack. There’s a purity of berry fruit on the nose with accents of earth and cured olives. It’s a bit reserved on the palate at the present with layers of spice and earth on a backdrop of dark red fruit, finishing with ripe tannins and notable length. We recommend cellaring for a year or two, but if you must drink it now, please decant a couple of hours in advance of the meal. Kuyen is sourced from fruit grown at Álvaro and Marina’s home estate. It is a blend of Syrah (49%), Cabernet Sauvignon (34%), and Carmenè...

Click here to read the rest of this article from International Wine Review