A wine with a deep ruby color, intense aromas of black fruits, white pepper, spices and a hint of clove. The blend of four varieties gives a complex, deep wine with juicy tannins, good volume and very balanced.
Paella, Confit de Canard (duck confit) and pastas.
"This savory red boasts a bacon fat layer that presides over the nose and the palate, with clove and cherry wood notes joining in. Offers baked plum and cherry fruit flavors that play a secondary role but help balance out the heavy flavors. Distinctive, but will have fans. Syrah, Carménère, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc."
- Wine Spectator (August 2022), 88 pts
"Fleshy, with a tannic backbone to the dried plum, raspberry and dark currant flavors. Bittersweet chocolate notes show midpalate, leading to dusty overtones on the spicy finish. Syrah, Carmenère, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2023. 5,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. - KM"
- Wine Spectator (February 2020), 89 pts
"This has some good savory and spicy undertones, to match the brambleberry and earth character. Shows good weight on the palate with a solid tannin backbone, tangy acidity and berries. A blend of 50 per cent syrah, 30 per cent carmenere, 10 per cent petit verdot and 10 per cent cabernet franc. Drink now."
- James Suckling (April 2019), 91 pts
"This blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Carmenere, 10% Petit Verdot, and 10% Cabernet Franc reveals abundant fresh blackberry and black cherry with nuances of underbrush and tobacco. It’s a complete wine of good weight and concentration, a firm backbone, and rich flavors that persist from beginning to a protracted end. Outstanding for the price."
- i-winereview.com (Vina Siegel from Chile's Colchagua Valley: New Releases, August 20th 2018), 90 pts
"A juicy wine with good fruit and hints of fresh herb and licorice. Medium body. Fresh finish. Drink now. - James Suckling"
- James Suckling (2018), 90 pts
"Raspberry and plum aromas are a bit grassy and herbal. This blend of Syrah, Carmenère, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc feels pulpy and energetic. Herbal cherry and plum flavors finish crisp, spicy and with tension."
- Wine Enthusiast (October 2018), 88 pts
"A red with dark berry and fresh herb and tobacco character. Full and dense with layered tannins and a fresh finish. Energetic and real. A blend of syrah, carmenere, petit verdot and cabernet franc. Drink now. - James Suckling"
- James Suckling (May 29th 2017), 92 pts
"Opaque ruby. Ripe cherry and black currant aromas are complemented by suggestions of vanilla and woodsmoke. Peppery spice and violet pastille qualities emerge with aeration, along with a subtle olive nuance. Shows good energy on a long, juicy finish that features gentle tannins and lingering smokiness. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (February 2017), 90 pts
"Complex aromas of fruits and spices, with hints of wood.
You will be thrilled by the well-balanced and full-flavored mouth."
- Patricio Tapia, DESCORCHADOS 2017, 90 pts
"Dark ruby black color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of pressed flowers and cedar bark, grilled peppers and beets, spiced berries, and chocolate with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, breezy cherry pit, honey roasted carrot, nuts, and cedar mulch finish with crunchy tannins and light oak. A solid Chilean red blend that will shine at the table."
- Beverage Testing Institute (August 31st 2016), 87 pts
Silver Medal - Highly recommended - Best Buy
"An intriguing wine is the 2013 Proprietary Red Reserve 1234, which is an assemblage of 50% Syrah, 30% Carmenère and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This wine offers up loads of loamy soil nuances intermixed with blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, new saddle leather and floral notes, with baking spices also making an appearance. This opaque ruby/purple wine is another terrific value and, moreover, should drink well for another 3-4 years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 88 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25
"Saturated ruby. Smoky aromas of dried cherry, cassis and game, with a peppery note adding lift. On the palate, bitter cherry and dark berry flavors are underscored by tangy acidity and complicated by smoked meat and succulent herb qualities. Gentle tannins shape the persistent, smoky finish. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2015), 88 pts
"This was my favorite of the group of wines I tasted from this producer in Chile. The 2012 Reserve Proprietary Red is a blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Carmenère and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It boasts a dark ruby/plum/purple color as well as notes of raspberries, blackcurrants, baking spices, and a touch of background oak in a medium to full-bodied, beautifully complex, pure style. Savory and round with surprising density, this is a fabulous value to enjoy over the next 2-3 years. - Robert Parker"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 90 pts
"Opaque red. The 1234 Red Wine blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Carmenere, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Petit Verdot displays a spicy, herbal nose and a velvet smooth feel in the mouth with good depth of flavor."
- I-WineReview (November 2013), 90 pts
Alberto Siegel was born in Santiago in 1946, the third generation in Chile of an Austrian family. His grandfather was an Austrian architect that built some very important and traditional ...