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September 2015 - South America

September 2015 - South America
This month's Wine feature is South American Wines

South America Reviews

Echeverria 2013 Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$12.90
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Herbal, savory aromas of eucalyptus leaf, gherkin, and wild berries with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-length toffee, blueberry pastry, and vanilla cream finish with silky tannins and light oak. A delicious and complex cab with lots to offer.
92 points $12.90 Best Buy
Bouza 2013 Reserva Tannat
92 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Black garnet color. Lively, fruity, toasty aromas of berry pie crust, chocolate, and candied yams with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length smoked nuts, grilled cherries and tomatoes, and charcoal finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak. An elegant, spot on tannat with classic smokiness; a great bbq wine.
92 points $19.99 Best Buy
Echeverria 2011 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$24.90
Ruby black color. Delicate aromas of nuts, cornichon, and berry chutney with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length oak, earth, vanilla, and eucalyptus finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins. A layered and nuanced cabernet that will reward moderate cellaring.
92 points $24.90
Quasar 2011 "Perfecto" Special Selection Carmenere
92 points
$24.90
Deep purple color. Mild, attractive aromas of honeyed berries, chocolate graham crackers, and nuts with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, layered, medium-long pomegranate sorbet, vanilla cream, cedar, and herbs finish with chewy, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A rich and lively red blend with plenty of stuffing for the cellar.
92 points $24.90
Kenos 2013  Carignan
91 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Bright, savory, complex aromas of dried berries, chocolate, olives, and leather with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long roasted root vegetables and peppers and earth finish with fine tannins and light oak. A lovely Old World styled red with a great savory streak.
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Vino de Eyzaguirre 2014  Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright dark dusty ruby color. Lively, fruity, toasty aromas of ripe black fruits, gravel, red licorice/anise, and cedar with a bright, dry body and a seamless, long finish with well-integrated, firm, fruit tannins and moderate oak.
91 points $10 Best Buy
Echeverria 2012 Gran Reserva Carmenere
91 points
$12.90
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Delicate, interesting, spicy minty aromas of baked berries, pickled melon, chocolate mint, and sweet herbs with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish with fine tannins and light oak. A delightful and well balanced syrah with plenty of stuffing and acidity for aging too.
91 points $12.90 Best Buy
Echeverria 2013 Gran Reserva Syrah
91 points
$12.90
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Bright, savory, complex aromas of black raspberry custard tart, chocolate, smoked peppercorn, and mixed olives with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length tomato, meat, and nutskin finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A vibrant and tasty syrah that will shine at the table.
91 points $12.90 Best Buy
Casa Nueva 2010 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$14.90
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Lively, spicy, fruity aromas of cinnamon raisin toast, cassis compote, and creamy vanilla with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity body and a silky, involved, medium-length herbs, menthol mint, and nutskin finish with light oak. A snappy, mouthwatering cabernet with a lovely herbal back note.
91 points $14.90 Best Buy
Amped 2014  Tannat
91 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Black garnet color. Interesting, spicy aromas of sweet pickle, pistachio toffee, and currant custard tart with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long chives, mint, herbs, and roasted carrot finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak. A unique and fun roller coaster of exotic flavors that will make for some interesting pairings.
91 points $16.99 Best Buy
Septima 2013 Obra Malbec
91 points
$24.99
Violet color. Delicate aromas of berry pastry, salty butter roasted nuts, cocoa, and roasted root vegetables with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length spice and cedar finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A nicely balanced and satisfying malbec with a lot to offer now and later.
91 points $24.99
Quasar 2014 Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$7.90
Best Buy
Violet color. Lively, herbal, fruity savory aromas of cranberry jam on toast and cornichon with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, amusing, medium-length toffee, cream, and baking spices finish with silky tannins and light oak. A supple, effortless wine that is sure to please.
90 points $7.90 Best Buy
Echeverria 2013 "Propuesta" Gran Reserva Maipo Valley
90 points
$9.90
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Bright, attractive, fruity aromas of spiced red berries, roasted nut brittle, honeyed herbs, and green olive with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, engaging, breezy craisin, cocoa, and dried meat finish with silky tannins and no oak. A very smooth and refreshing red that is sure to please.
90 points $9.90 Best Buy
Echeverria 2014 Reserva Merlot
90 points
$9.90
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of black currants, plums, olives, and gravel with a chewy, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, delightful, brisk finish with firm, fruit tannins and light oak.
90 points $9.90 Best Buy
Millaman 2014 Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Bright, savory aromas of roasted grapefruit and peppers with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length lemon, pickle, and kiwi finish with no oak. A robust and savory sauvignon blanc that will shine with foods.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Contempo 2014  Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright dark burnt sienna color. Bright, fruity, earthy toasty aromas of ripe black currants, wine gums, purple gummy bears, cedar, and turned earth with a supple, bright, dryish full body and a warming, involved, long finish with fine, firm, well-integrated, fruit tannins and moderate oak.
90 points $10 Best Buy
Echeverria 2013 Gran Reserva Cabernet/Merlot
90 points
$12.90
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Mild aromas of cocoa, spiced berries, and olive tapenade with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length roasted nuts, earth, eucalyptus, and dried meat finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak. An artfully blended and refreshing red that will pair beautifully with beef.
90 points $12.90 Best Buy
Echeverria 2013 Gran Reserva Carmenere
90 points
$12.90
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Bright, fruity, herbal aromas of dried berries, olives, and chocolate mint with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length craisin, roasted carrot, and earth finish with light oak. A delicious and elegant carmenere.
90 points $12.90 Best Buy
Quasar 2013 Gran Reserva Cabernet/Merlot
90 points
$12.90
Best Buy
Violet color. Bright, spicy aromas of cassis pie, menthol mint, and chocolate with a silky, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an even, interesting, medium-length marinated cucumber, cedar, dried meat, and nuts finish with chewy, fine tannins and light oak.
90 points $12.90 Best Buy
Quasar 2013 Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$12.90
Best Buy
Ruby color. Bright, interesting aromas of waxy honeycomb, pickle, and dried blueberries with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy craisin, blood orange, eucalyptus, and vanilla nut finish with well-integrated, fine tannins and light oak. A smooth, savory, herbal cabernet that will be great with spicy meat dishes.
90 points $12.90 Best Buy
Vinecol 2014  Malbec
90 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Bright medium brick red color. Lively, fruity, sweaty earthy aromas of ripe mulberries, sweaty saddle leather, salinity, and chalk with a bright, dry-yet-fruity full body and a peppery, complex, quick finish with chewy, firm tannins and moderate oak.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Quasar 2012 Limited Edition Syrah
90 points
$14.90
Best Buy
Violet color. Delicate, fruity aromas of red berries and spiced cherries with a chewy, crisp, dryish body and an effortless, stimulating, medium-length blood orange, tomato, herbs, and pepper finish with light oak. A delicious and balanced, table friendly syrah.
90 points $14.90 Best Buy
PKNT 2013 Gold Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of toffee, mocha fudge, berry tart, and pickling spices with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length currant, herbs, and menthol mint finish with crunchy tannins. A crisp, fruity and layered cabernet with nice spiciness.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Alberti 154 2013 DOC Malbec
90 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Bright, attractive, creamy aromas of berry buttercream, roasted nuts, and caramelized smoked bacon with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length caramel apple, delicate spice, toffee, and cedar finish with fine, silky tannins and light oak. An attractively juicy and easy drinking malbec that is sure to please.
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
Quasar 2012 Limited Edition Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$18
Best Buy
Bright medium golden yellow color. Bright, fruity, floral citrusy aromas of honey crisp apple, lemon meringue, white flowers, and dried apricots with a silky, crisp, sweet medium-full body and a smooth, long finish with no tannins and no oak.
90 points $18 Best Buy
Belasco de Baquedano 2012 Swinto Malbec
90 points
$40
Opaque black garnet color. Bright, attractive aromas of vanilla nuts, mixed peppercorns, and berry tart with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a charming, medium-long cedar, earth, and blackberry jam finish with silky tannins and moderate oak. A smooth and savory, well oaked malbec.
La Playa 2014 Estate Series Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$8
Best Buy
Bright dark dusty ruby color. Bright, fruity, earthy toasty aromas of black currants, toasty oak, dried twigs, and dark cherries with a crisp, dry full body and a warming, medium-long finish with firm, well-integrated, fruit tannins and moderate oak.
89 points $8 Best Buy
Arenal 2014  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Bright, fruity aromas of roasted nuts, chocolate, and spiced berries with a silky, crisp, fruity body and a graceful, relaxed menthol and herbs finish with crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A nice tangy, lightly herbal cabernet.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Car Men Air 2012  Carmenere
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Bright, creamy, fruity aromas of berry tart, vanilla cream, olive tapenade, and meat with a supple, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length pomegranate, spice, caramelized bacon, and gherkin finish with chewy, firm tannins and heavy oak. A rock solid red with nice table appeal.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Echeverria 2013 Gran Reserva Malbec
89 points
$12.90
Best Buy
Dark brown brick red color. Bright, fruity, toasty earthy nutty aromas of mulberry cobbler, roasted nuts, leather, and turned earth with an crisp, dryish full body and a warming, elegant, medium-long finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak.
89 points $12.90 Best Buy
Carlos Basso 2014 Dos Fincas Malbec
89 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Bright, attractive aromas of chocolate berries and nuts and smoked pepper with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, charming, medium-length spicy roasted apple and carrot and vanilla cream finish with silky tannins and light oak. A supple, attractive malbec.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Casa Donoso 2013 Bicentenario Carmenere
89 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Indigo color. Delicate, fruity, spicy aromas of cranberry chutney, pencil shavings, roasted squash, and linen with a silky, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length craisin, beef bouillon, and earth finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A fine savory Carmenère that is sure to please.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Elqui 2013  Red Blend
89 points
$15.99
Bright dark dusty garnet color. Earthy, fruity toasty aromas of ripe black currants, leather, black cherries, and white pepper with a lively, dry full body and a peppery, medium-long finish with firm, well-integrated, fruit tannins and moderate oak.
89 points $15.99
Septima 2012 Gran Reserva Mendoza
89 points
$34.99
Bright dark ruby black color. Aromas of ripe mulberries, cassis, potters clay, and leather with a chewy, bright, dry full body and a warming, medium-length finish with firm, chewy tannins and moderate oak.
89 points $34.99
Echeverria 2014 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$9.90
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Bright aromas of mocha and toast with berry jam with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, compelling, breezy finish with silky tannins. A tasty all purpose cabernet.
88 points $9.90 Best Buy
Quasar 2014 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$9.90
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Mild, fruity aromas of currant jam, cedar, and top soil with a supple, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, interesting, breezy plum, spice, roasted pepper, and bark finish with fine tannins and light oak. A rock solid cab that will be versatile.
88 points $9.90 Best Buy
Quasar 2014 Reserva Merlot
88 points
$9.90
Best Buy
Bright medium dusty ruby color. Bright, vinous, fruity earthy aromas of black currants, plums, pressed linen, and gravel with an bright, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, elegant, medium-length finish with firm, well-integrated, fruit tannins and light oak.
88 points $9.90 Best Buy
Kenos 2013  Cabernet Franc
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright medium brown brick red color. Delicate, floral, woody elegant aromas of black raspberries, sandalwood, menthol, and violet with an crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, medium-long finish with well-integrated, chewy, fruit tannins and light oak.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Santa Irene 2014  Malbec
88 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Floral, fruity aromas of spicy blackberry compote, vanilla toffee, cornichon, and jasmine with a silky, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length cedar finish with silky tannins and light oak. A delicious and well balanced savory malbec.
88 points $11.99 Best Buy
Tinga 2014 Reserve Carmenere
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Bright, meaty aromas of crispy bacon and chocolate covered berries with a satiny, bright, dryish medium body and an even, delightful, crisp sour cherry, pepper, and toasty cedar finish with light oak. A supple, savory red.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Tinga 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of dried cherry chutney, honeycomb, and berry cookie with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long marinated beet, blood orange, and nutskin finish with chewy tannins and light oak. A savory, earthy pinot that will cover a lot of bases.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Echeverria 2014 Gran Reserva Chardonnay
88 points
$12.90
Best Buy
Bright medium straw green color. Nutty, fruity aromas of toasted walnuts, yellow apples, and potters clay with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, quick finish with chewy, fruit tannins and light oak.
88 points $12.90 Best Buy
Quasar 2013 Gran Reserva Carmenere
88 points
$12.90
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Fruity, smoky aromas of baked berries, olives, and tar with a supple, bright, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length plum, roasted carrot, and bark finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A nice dry, savory red for the table.
88 points $12.90 Best Buy
Belasco de Baquedano 2014 Llama Malbec
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Bright aromas of dried cassis, green peppercorn, and pencil shavings with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length spice and vanilla nuts finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak. A rock solid malbec.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Car Men Air 2012 Grand Reserve Carmenere
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of powdered sugar on berries and chocolate nuts with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, intriguing, breezy craisin, spicy beets, cedar, and smoked nuts finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Dharma 2013  Mendoza
88 points
$16.99
Bright dark dusty ruby color. Minerally, earthy fruity toasty aromas of black fruits, mocha, roasted plums, and oriental spices with a chewy, lively, dry full body and a warming, layered, medium-length finish with firm, chewy tannins and moderate oak.
88 points $16.99
Echeverria 2012 Special Selection Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$18
Bright medium color. Bright, citrusy, fruity aromas of golden raisins, dried apricot, and gravel with a bright, sweet full body and a warming, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
Leyendas de Familia 2013 Noche de Luna Maule Valley
88 points
$19.99
Bright dark garnet black color. Delicate, fruity, earthy toasty nutty aromas of ripe black currants, leather, mulberries, and gravel with a chewy, bright, dry full body and a warming, nuanced, medium-length finish with firm, well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins and moderate oak.
88 points $19.99
La Playa 2015 Estate Series Chardonnay
87 points
$8
Best Buy
Bright medium yellow straw color. Lively, fruity aromas of ripe green apple, salinity, lemon zest, and Schweppes bitter lemon with a supple, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak.
87 points $8 Best Buy
Piedra Negra 2013  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Bright medium brick red color. Bright, fruity, earthy toasty aromas of cassis, spiced pomegranate, dried twigs, and centrum multivitamins with a tannic, crisp, dry medium-full body and a warming, complex, brisk finish with firm, chewy tannins and moderate oak.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Piedra Negra 2014 Rosado Pinot Gris
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Pale steely pink color. Delicate, fruity, grassy aromas of gooseberries and cherry with a silky, tangy, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, appealing, breezy citrus and minerals finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A very nice dry rosé.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Echeverria 2013 Gran Reserva Merlot
87 points
$12.90
Best Buy
Bright medium brick red color. Bright, fruity, earthy woody aromas of black berries, plums, leather, and potters clay with a chewy, bright, dry medium-full body and a warming, medium-length finish with firm, well-integrated, fruit tannins and moderate oak.
87 points $12.90 Best Buy
Millaman 2014 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir
87 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Medium bright brick red color. Lively, inviting, fruity earthy toasty aromas of ripe black cherries, pomegranate, dried leaves, and toasted caramel with a lively, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, subtle, medium-length finish with well-integrated, firm, fruit tannins and light oak.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Quasar 2013 Limited Edition Pinot Noir
87 points
$14.90
Best Buy
Medium garnet color. Lively, fruity, toasty earthy aromas of dried cherries, dried leaves, tree sap, and subtle toast with a lively, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, quick finish with well-integrated, firm, fruit tannins and light oak. Rustic old world style, reminiscent of a Burgundy from the Cote de Chalonaise
87 points $14.90 Best Buy
La Playa 2014 Estate Series Merlot
86 points
$8
Best Buy
Bright medium dusty ruby color. Fruity, toasty aromas of black cherries, plums, fruit cake, and turned earth with an crisp, dry medium-full body and a warming, interesting, easy finish with medium, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak.
86 points $8 Best Buy
La Yunta 2014  Torrontes
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright medium golden straw color. Complex, fruity floral aromas of grapefruit pith, dried apricot skin, salinity, and clay with an vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, engaging, relaxed finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Piedra Negra 2012  Malbec
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas of ripe cherries, mulberries, and spiced nuts with a satiny, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, crisp cocoa, fleur de sel, earth, and pepper finish with fine, dusty tannins and light oak. A solid malbec.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Piedra Negra 2014  Pinot Gris
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Bright medium straw green color. Waxy aromas of peach pit, Meyer lemon pith, and turned earth with a tangy, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Tinga 2015 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Yellow color. Aromas of green pepper, grapefruit, and chive with a supple, racy, dryish light-to-medium body and a silky, amusing, medium-length lemon, grass, and pepper finish. A nice grassy, herbal sauvignon for the table.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Echeverria 2013 Gran Reserva Pinot Noir
86 points
$12.90
Best Buy
Bright medium light garnet color. Lively, fruity, earthy toasty inviting aromas of baked black cherries, dried twigs, hint of molten plastic, and toast with an lively, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, delightful, brisk finish with fine, firm, fruit tannins and light oak.
86 points $12.90 Best Buy
Carlos Basso 2014 Dos Fincas Cabernet/Malbec
86 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Bright medium brick red color. Lively, fruity, toasty earthy aromas of black raspberries, dried plums, turned earth, and mocha with an crisp, dry body and a warming, amusing, breezy finish with firm, chewy tannins and light oak.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Los Andicos 2014 Seleccion Especial Malbec
85 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Indigo color. Delicate aromas of black pepper and baked berries with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, buoyant cranberries, nuts, and pickling spice finish with light oak. A pleasant, tangy table wine.
85 points $6.99 Best Buy
Kenos 2013  Tempranillo
85 points
$9.99
Garnet color. Aromas of wax, roasted nuts, and grilled berries with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, buoyant cedar and earth finish with fine tannins and moderate oak. A nice oaky tempranillo for a good cut of steak.
85 points $9.99
Tinga 2015 Reserve Chardonnay
85 points
$12
Bright medium yellow straw color. Lively, fruity, citrusy aromas of ripe green apples, Meyer lemon, yeasty barnyard notes, and lemon zest with a crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, fast finish with medium, fruit tannins and light oak.
PKNT 2012 Gold Grand Reserve Carmenere
85 points
$14.99
Ruby color. Aromas of grilled pomegranate and sweet potato, sour cherry, and smoked peppercorn with a supple, tart, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, breezy cedar, earth, and honeyed herbs finish with woody, firm tannins and light oak. A chewy, smoky, woody red for the table.
85 points $14.99
Fabre Montmayou 2015  Syrah-Grenache Rose
84 points
$11.99
Pink coral color. Delicate, fruity aromas of strawberry, melon, and clementine with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk yellow apple and nut finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nice, easy quaffer; serve with a good chill.
84 points $11.99
Leyendas de Familia 2013 Grand Reserva Carmenere
84 points
$13.99
Garnet black color. Bright, fruity, toasty aromas of berry pie a la mode and toasty cedar with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a breezy smoked nuts finish with crunchy, woody tannins and moderate oak. A solid, oaky malbec for the table.
84 points $13.99
Septima 2014  Malbec
84 points
$13.99
Garnet color. Delicate, fruity, spicy aromas of spicy berry pastry, sesame nougat, chocolate, and geranium with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy nutskin, cedar, and marinated root vegetable finish with dusty, papery tannins and no oak. A sturdy malbec for the table.
84 points $13.99
Contempo 2014  Malbec
82 points
$10
Garnet black color. Bright, fruity, toasty aromas of berry tart and caramelized bacon with a silky, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, short dried blueberries, nutskin, and charcoal finish with light oak. A pleasant bbq wine.
PKNT 2012 Gold Grand Reserve Syrah
82 points
$14.99
Garnet color. Aromas of roasted nuts and peppers, painted barn, and olive with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, odd, rapid cedar saw dust, pomegranate, and bark finish with hard tannins and heavy oak. A firm, sturdy red for the table.
82 points $14.99
Quasar 2014 Selection Carmenere
81 points
$7.90
Garnet black color. Bright, fruity, smoky aromas of blackberries, caramel, and toasty cedar with a supple, tart, dryish medium body and a tingling, fast pomegranate, pepper, and straw finish with medium tannins and light oak. A burly red for the table.
81 points $7.90
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