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Oveja Negra

Oveja Negra
2015 Estate Bottled Reserva, Cabernet Franc-Carmenere, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11
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Oveja Negra
2015 Estate Bottled Reserva, Cabernet Franc-Carmenere, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dark black ruby color. Smoky aromas of charred green pepper, stewed blackberry, white pepper, and white cabbage with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, interesting, breezy roasted agave, fondant, marzipan, and oregano and clove finish with medium, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A juicy yet savory Chilean red for weeknight meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: charred green pepper, stewed blackberry, white pepper, and white cabbage
Taste Flavor: roasted agave, fondant, marzipan, and oregano and clove
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Enchiladas, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy yet savory Chilean red for weeknight meals.

The Importer

Old Bridge Cellars

The Importer
703 Jefferson St
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 707-258-9552

Other Chilean Red

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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.