February 2024 - South America

February 2024 - South America
This month's Wine feature is South American Wines

South America Reviews

La Playa 2020 Reserva Claret Red Blend Colchagua Valley
93 points
$13
Best Buy
Ripe and juicy with very consumer friendly black fruits and then a savory structure that will be great at the table for pairings.
93 points $13 Best Buy
PKNT 2020 Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$19
Best Buy
Vibrant fruit and good structure while maintaining a pleasant lightness to the body; a delightful Cabernet for grilling season.
93 points $19 Best Buy
La Playa 2022 Estate Red Blend Maule Valley
92 points
$9
Best Buy
Shows the delicious potential of Chilean producers to make a Rhone styled Syrah; savory and spicy with a nice fruit backbone.
92 points $9 Best Buy
La Playa 2022 Estate Carmenere
91 points
$9
Best Buy
A tangy and greener example of Carmenere that will make a delicious companion to grilled meats.
91 points $9 Best Buy
Car Men Air 2021 Red Blend Maule Valley
91 points
$12
Best Buy
Food friendly and distinctly Chilean, this Carmenere heavy blend is quite pleasurable.
91 points $12 Best Buy
Alamos 2022  Malbec
90 points
$13
Best Buy
Tasty ripe fruits with threads of coffee and chocolate woven throughout make this a crowd friendly Malbec.
90 points $13 Best Buy
La Playa 2023 Estate Series Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$9
Best Buy
A light and easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc with the telltale tropical fruit and just a hint of green herbs.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Vino De Eyzaguirre 2022  Merlot
88 points
$11
Best Buy
An appealing leaner and greener expression of Merlot.
88 points $11 Best Buy
The Charmer 2022 Reserve Pinot Noir
88 points
$13
Best Buy
A charmingly lovely lighter Pinot Noir with enough vibrant acidity to be a nice addition with food pairings; lives up to its name.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Vino De Eyzaguirre 2022  Syrah
87 points
$11
Best Buy
Lovely with grilled foods and shows a great upside for Colchagua Valley Syrah in the future.
87 points $11 Best Buy
Don Rodolfo 2022 Art of the Andes Pinot Noir
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Crispy and crunchy tart red fruit with herbs and forest floor; a pleasing expression of leaner Pinot Noir.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Alamos 2021 Red Blend Mendoza
87 points
$13
Best Buy
A lovely Argentinean blend for pairing with grilled meats.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Valle Hermoso 2023 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$14
Best Buy
There is nothing else in the world this could be other than Chilean Sauvignon Blanc.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Alamos 2021 Seleccion Malbec
87 points
$20
A solid example of the category and a tasty Malbec BTG for any steak house.
Vino De Eyzaguirre 2022  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$11
Best Buy
Lively red fruit studded with spices and herbs make up this Cab Sauv; pair with chili made with brisket burnt ends.
86 points $11 Best Buy
La Playa 2022 Estate Viognier
85 points
$9
Viognier florals and a Chardonnay body mix in an interesting blend that grabs your attention; could use a decant to open up.
Don Rodolfo 2021 Art of the Andes Malbec
85 points
$12
Ripe and juicy fruits abound while maintaining good acidity and a vibrant herbaceous note.
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