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August 2019 - Chile & South America

August 2019 - Chile & South America
This month's Wine feature is Chilean & South American Wines

Chile & South America Reviews

PKNT 2018 Private Reserve Estate Grown Carmenere
92 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of black peppercorns, plum pastry, sumac, hibiscus, and dried peppers with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, charming, medium-length finish displaying suggestions of char-roasted fruit with leafy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A smoky and savory red with table-tuned acidly; distinctive and delicious.
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
Paso Grande 2018 Reservado Carmenere
89 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Violet color. Inviting, fruity aromas of juicy plum, kirsch, dried leaves, and vanilla with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length creme caramel, toasted pound cake, marinated strawberries, cascara, and cafe latte finish. A tasty Carmenere with big fruit balanced by roasty notes of dark caramel and coffee.
89 points $7.99 Best Buy
PKNT 2018 Private Reserve Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red cassis, legumes, candied bacon, and poblano pepper with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a refreshing, cheery finish with elements of coriander seed, black licorice, and mocha latte with moderate oak flavor. A slightly smoky Cabernet with a lingering, food-friendly spice.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Santiago Station NV Devils Back Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas of spring peas, passionfruit, cilantro, and nectarine with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a polished, delightful, medium gooseberry and celery ribs finish with no oak flavor. An exuberant Sauvignon Blanc with interesting vegetal nuance and great pair-ability.
87 points $7.99 Best Buy
Lion & Dove 2018  Chardonnay
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of orange-cream, butter poached pear, and ripe mango with a supple, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, breezy finish with notes of white pepper and croissant with light oak flavor. An easy-drinking Chardonnay quaffer that will hit the spot.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Lion & Dove 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of baked pear and dried grapefruit wheels with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk tomatillo and yuzu marmalade finish with no oak flavor. A crisp and juicy Sauvignon Blanc with wide appeal.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Paso Grande 2018 Reservado Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$7.99
Ruby garnet color. Aromas of cherry, legumes, and black coffee with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, breezy dark chocolate, ground pepper, and sanguine finish with moderate oak flavor. A juicy red with table-tuned acidity.
85 points $7.99
Santiago Station NV Devils Back Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$7.99
Violet color. Smoky aromas and flavors of charcoal roasted nuts and strawberries and singed rhubarb pie crust with a supple, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with notes of fruit leather with fine, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A smoky red tailor made for ’cue.
84 points $7.99
PKNT 2018 Private Reserve Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$9.99
Emerald straw color. Vegetal aromas and flavors of asparagus tips and tomatillo with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a smooth, brisk finish with suggestions of citron and bib lettuces with no oak flavor. A savory and bright sauvignon blanc that will be a solid warm weather pairing.
84 points $9.99
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