Full Review

La Playa

La Playa
2019 Red Blend, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: 0.25%
Certified Sustainable
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9
Best Buy

La Playa
2019 Red Blend, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: 0.25%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red and black berries, pepper, sanguine, and cocoa nib with a silky, vibrant, bone-dry medium-to-full body and a warming, distinctive, medium-to-long finish that exhibits accents of cherry, blackberry, and black currant, peppered leather, bell pepper and barnyard, and fennel with well-integrated, medium, earthy, grippy, drying, woody tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A Syrah blend that is a must have with grilled beef.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: red and black berries, pepper, sanguine, and cocoa nib
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cherry, blackberry, and black currant, peppered leather, bell pepper and barnyard, and fennel
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A Syrah blend that is a must have with grilled beef.

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.