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February 2020 - South America

February 2020 - South America
This month's Wine feature is South American Wines

South America Reviews

La Playa 2019 Estate Series Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of grapefruit cordial, green apple, sweet plantain, passionfruit, and green papaya with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish with touches of snap pea with no oak flavor. A dry, juicy Sauvignon Blanc that will be very versatile.
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Contempo 2019 Estate Grown Merlot
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Earthy aromas of fertile earth, bacon, palo santo wood, vanilla yogurt, and cumin with a satiny, fruity medium body and a seamless, engaging, medium-length plum tart, dark chocolate, and menthol-mint lozenge finish with moderate oak flavor. An earthy, smoky, savory Merlot with lots of rich Chilean flare.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Don Rodolfo 2019 Art of the Andes Torrontes
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Light gold color. Aromas of peach pastry, roasted pine nuts, candied violet, menthol, and orange marmalade with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, medium-length bitter melon, magnolia, bitter almond, and green tea finish with no oak flavor. An extroverted nose leads to a dry, slightly bitter palate in this food-friendly expression of Argentina’s Torrontes.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Bodegas Belgrano NV  Malbec
86 points
$8
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas of grilled berries, ripe, juicy plum, hints of lavender, and spice cookies with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a graceful, medium-length earthy peppers and graphite finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. A berry-centric and satisfying Malbec for casual sipping.
86 points $8 Best Buy
La Playa 2019 Estate Series Dry Rosé Colchagua Valley
86 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Steely amber color. Aromas of strawberry sauce and candied cherries with a supple, bright, fruity light body and a smooth, brisk plum jam and dried fig finish with no oak flavor. A fruity quaffer for hot days.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy
La Playa 2019 Estate Series Viognier - Chardonnay Colchagua Valley
86 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of creme caramel with orange zest, honeycrisp apple, wildflowers, honey, and orange blossom with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish revealing impressions of graham cracker crust with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rich white wine blend with buttery, oaky density balanced by delicate floral nuance.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy
Don Rodolfo 2019 Art of the Andes Pinot Grigio
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of pineapples in whipped cream, poached pear, and fruit cup with a supple, bright, fruity light body and a smooth, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A smooth, fruity quaffer for effortless sipping.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
La Playa 2018 Estate Series Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
Garnet black color. Smoky aromas of char grilled kale, blackened strawberry, fertile earth, jalepeno seeds, and tomato leaf with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a tingling, breezy black lime and garlic sapes finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A funky, savory Chilean red for the table.
La Playa 2019 Un-Oaked Chardonnay
84 points
$8.99
Golden straw color. Aromas of toasted apple pastry, roasted pineapple, vanilla, light caramel, and elotes with a supple, bright, petillant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, short-to-medium pears in vinaigrette finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fruity Chardonnay quaffer.
84 points $8.99
Don Rodolfo 2019 Art of the Andes Mendoza
81 points
$11.99
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of orange blossom, honeycomb, handsoap, apricots and pineapples in syrup, and angel food cake with an oily, bright, sweet watery body and a seamless, brisk finish revealing shades of shortcake with crunchy tannins. A sweet quaffer for casual sipping.
81 points $11.99
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