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Casanel Farm
17956 Canby Rd
Leesburg, VA

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Loudoun Valley Vineyards and Winery
(540) 882-3375
RFD 1 Box 340
Waterford, VA
 
Corcoran Vineyards
(540) 882-9073
14635 Corkys Farm Lane
Waterford, VA

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Village Winery
(540) 882-3780
40405 Browns Ln
Waterford, VA
 
Furnace Mountain Vineyards Llc
38593 Daymont Ln
Waterford, VA

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Lost Creek Vineyards & Winery
(703) 443-9836
43277 Spinks Ferry Road
Leesburg, VA
 
Hidden Brook Winery
43301 Spinks Ferry Rd
Leesburg, VA

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Fabbioli Cellars
15669 Limestone School Rd
Leesburg, VA

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Tarara Winery
(703) 771-7100
13648 Tarara Lane
Leesburg, VA
 
Breaux Vineyards
(800) 492-9961
36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln
Purcellville, VA

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The Wines of �lvaro Espinoza: Kuyen and Antiyal

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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...

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