Viña San Pedro’s origins date back to 1865 when brothers Bonifacio and José Gregorio Correa Albano acquired pieces of land formerly owned by their ancestors. These two 5th generation family members began to produce their first San Pedro wines with local grape varieties which were later replaced by more internationally recognized varieties from Southern France and Germany throughout the Curico Valley. San Pedro Vineyards cover over 3,700 acres in the Central Valley as well as Elqui, Casablanca, San Antonio-Leyda, Maipo, Cachapoal, Maule and Bío-Bío. The San Pedro portfolio includes the several brands including Castillo de Molina and GatoNegro. GatoNegro was born in 1960 and Castillo de Molina was launched around 1980 both of which have experienced success in the international market recognized as quality value brands according to our San Pedro reviews. In 2011 Vina San Pedro was awarded New World Winery of the Year at the Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards. For more information on these wines be sure to check out our San Pedro wine ratings below.
Plum, berry, licorice and balsamic aromas are earthy and classy. This feels chunky and heavy but not ponderous. Flavors of prune, rooty spices, mint and chocolate finish with mocha and fig notes. Enjoy this ripe, full-bodied wine anytime through 2017.
This is a complex Carmenère, with notes of graphite, mulberry, barrel-driven char and coconut. The round, chewy, deep palate offers notes of toast, chocolate, coconut and roasted black fruit. Drink this rich, mature, generous offering now. Contains 7% Petit Verdot.
In the four years that San Pedro has been making this SB, it has improved steadily. This is pungent, strong and piercing, with sharpness that comes up just shy of being too much. Spritzy in feel, with lime, fresh lettuce and tarragon flavors. Sheer, long and tangy on the finish; excellent Leyda SB.
Excellent Syrah for the price. The dry, balsam wood nose includes earthy berry fruit aromas, olive and herbs. It’s herbal but ripe in the mouth, with a lively feel and driving flavors of cherry, blackberry, olive and dry herbs. Fold in some cedar, bitter chocolate, heat and tobacco and you have the total package. Drink now through 2012.
Sweet and a bit choppy on the nose, with aromas of wood shavings, mocha, fine herbs and spicy black fruits. Flush, lusty and big across the palate, but juicy and clean, with subtle bush berry and spice flavors. Finishes clean and subtle, with floral accents and a touch of heat. Drink now through 2013.
Harvested from dry-farmed vines 50 years old or more, rigorously selected on the sorting table, fermented after a short cold maceration, then put into French oak for 18 months and aged in bottle for a year before release, this wine gets coddled from start to finish. The results speak for themselves: floral, leather and dried fruit aromas; flavors of cedar, cassis…
Over the past few years, San Pedro has consistently put out excellent SBs under its 1865 label. This sings of coastal Chilean Sauvignon via mineral, passion fruit and grapefruit aromas. In the mouth, it’s chiseled like a statue, with a mix of citrus and green flavors. Expect a cutting, crisp, zesty finish.