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Groupie

Groupie
2014 Mixed Breed Red, Aconcagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9
Best Buy

Groupie
2014 Mixed Breed Red, Aconcagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
Dusty ruby color. Herbal, fruity aromas and flavors of passionfruit-huckleberry relish, pickled citrus peels, and eucalyptus honey with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and an appealing, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of cherry cola, caramelized pineapples, and pecan tart with silky tannins and light oak flavor. A very uniquely spicy and flavor-packed red blend that will be great with tropical dishes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: passionfruit-huckleberry relish, pickled citrus peels, and eucalyptus honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cherry cola, caramelized pineapples, and pecan tart
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Sweet & Sour Pork, Beef Teriyaki, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very uniquely spicy and flavor-packed red blend that will be great with tropical dishes.

The Importer

Joseph Victori Wines & Co., Inc.

The Importer
17 Prospect Street
Huntington, NY 11743
USA
1 631-423-8500

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Chile is home to many notable red wines beside Carmenère. Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are planted in large numbers in many of the country's regions. Maipo Valley is the leading region for these wines, especially in terms of quality, which is often world-class. These grapes are also grown in Chile's warm Central Valley, which produces inexpensive wines of very good character.

Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Pinot Noir are also excellent Chilean reds. Syrah has adapted well to both cool (San Antonio and Casablanca Valleys) and warm regions (Colchagua Valley) in the country, while Pinot Noirs from Leyda and San Antonio Valleys near the Pacific Ocean display great complexity.