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Julia Kelada

Julia Kelada

La Capitana Shiraz 2011

Cachapol Valley, Chile
2638 days ago

Julia scored this wine: 98/100

I found it! I found the less than $20 gem! Wow! The moment this bottle was opened people swooned! It has a rich inviting character, chocolate notes are the first to entrance your taste buds followed by a rich oaky tease then black cherries add a punch and before you know it you need another glass! Bottoms up! Tipsyceliacdiva.com

2640 days ago

Julia scored this wine: 98/100

This wine has just become my new best friend, no matter wether you are celebrating or commiserating she is going to make you feel so much better! It's like a sumptuous bar of chocolate that makes your taste buds want to thank you! Rich, deep, and charismatic ! Bottoms up! Tipsyceliacdiva.com

2617 days ago

Julia scored this wine: 98/100

Upon my first sniff of this wine i noticed a well balanced introduction on the nose, a muted fruitiness. It was almost a little coquettish, making you anticipate the first sip! It was floral, I wasn't expecting that, and then spices. What a complex and delicious mouthful with long dry tannins. Sip after sip seemed to reveal more enticing notes, pepper and black fruits, but I must say that what intrigued me the most was the almost violet floral pungency! For a 15% wine, this is far from harsh, this is classy and refreshing! Yummy! Bottoms up! tipsyceliacdiva.com

2612 days ago

Julia scored this wine: 98/100

i am completely blown out of the ball park with this wine….for me..i have found perfection! At 15.5 % i was pre judging it to be liquorice based,but oh how wrong i was! This wine has the perfect length of tannins, the right amount of dryness and a ridiculously low price! This delicious, sweeter than i usually review,wine, evokes the feeling of a glorious picnic under the rays of the sun, intact I feel transported to the Spanish countryside! The first sip is fruity, with a non overpowering sweetness of blueberries and plums…as this fades away a mineral essence with an introduction of violets! Please tell me by now you're not head over heals in love. There are no hard edges, no harsh tannins and a slight end on a chocolate note!!! ahhhh! Yum! Just a note, most reviews with this upc say 14.5 % but on the bottle, of which i have many…it says 15.5% bottoms up! tipsyceliacdiva.com

2610 days ago

Julia scored this wine: 98/100

The weight of this bottle was so heavy that i needed the wine to sustain me afterwards! There is a curious spider on the front of the bottle which made me feel drawn to enjoy the contents as the approach of Halloween gets closer…and then the name Piano….I could imagine sitting looking out at the beautiful changes of the leaves as a piano played Jazz in the back ground….yup, i had high expectations and i hadn't even popped the cork yet! Well rest assured, there was no worry to be had… This wine delivered in every one of my expectations,I will go as far as to say, buy more than one bottle! After finally lifting this heavy bottle and popping that cork, I poured the most rich cherry coloured liquid, i smelled cherries immediately. So far the marriage was perfect. My first sip revealed delicious fruits, and yes, predominantly cherries. After this taste subsides there is an almost sweetness of a mild acidic balsamic vinegar which opens up to a vegetable, mineral essence, before a long, dry finish. The name of this wine…Piano Del Cerro gives a hint into the ability to create the complexity and richness of it's taste, translated, planes of the hills….producing difficult growing conditions, but yielding a powerfully structured wine! This wine would be perfect with spicy Turkey meat balls in a balsamic tomato sauce . Bottoms up! Tipsycelicdiva.com

Julia Kelada

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Memorable Wine

ES Primitivo di Manduria 2010


First Wine

Mateause Rosé


Unusual Wine Experience

Belle Glos Pinot Noir which I fell in love with at a blind wine tasting I usually hate Pinot noir!


Current Fav Wine

Raymond Napa Valley

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
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Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award