“The most inspiring Merlot producer I have come across in Chile is French-owned Casa Lapostolle,” writes top critic and Master of Wine Jancis Robinson. And that’s in a country known for its world-class Merlot – so we’re thrilled to bring you this silky, new exclusive. Casona Cordillera is crafted with hand-selected grapes, grown in estate vineyards in the premium Colchagua Valley. Light aging in fine French barrels imparts a subtle touch of spice and vanilla to the ripe plum flavors. Serve at your next dinner party, alongside a juicy beef roast or succulent lamb chops.
Founded in 1994 by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle (the woman behind famous liqueur brand Grand Marnier), Casa Lapostolle quickly rose to prominence in Chile and the rest of the world. Its flagship red, Clos Apalta, sells for $80-plus a bottle and in 2008 was named the No. 1 Wine of the Year in Wine Spectator’s prestigious Top 100. They put the same care and quality-obsession into their entire range, including this smooth, great-value Merlot.