Great Wine From “The Mondavis Of Chile”

I had the pleasure of having lunch - and more importantly, tasting wines - last week with the winemaker of Chile's Vinedos Emiliana along with the estate's owner, Jose Guilisasti. I was prepared to be underwhelmed, but I was pleasantly, even astonishingly, surprised at how good the wines are.  I say this because in my salad days, in college after six years in the Marine Corps, I was only able to afford a meager three or four dollars for what was often a bottle of very, well, "rustic" red from Chile with a label that looked like a kindergarten coloring project.  What I tasted last week as a guest of Banfi Vintners at midtown NYC's Il Tinello restaurant was something…

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