Full Review

La Playa

La Playa
2019 Estate Series Red Blend, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
Sustainable Agriculture
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9
Best Buy

La Playa
2019 Estate Series Red Blend, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
Deep purple color. Aromas of blackberry jam and peppercorns with a lightly tannic, crisp, dryish medium body and an effortless, medium-length balsamic reduction, pomegranate, and hibiscus tea finish with moderate oak flavor. A solid choice for weeknight dinner pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blackberry jam and peppercorns
Taste Flavor: balsamic reduction, pomegranate, and hibiscus tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid choice for weeknight dinner pairings.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
285 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Suite K
Novato, CA 94949
USA
1 415-884-9000

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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.