La Playa Pinot Noir 2013

Recommendation: A superb value for a very good Pinot Noir.

Winery/Producer: Vina LaPlaya; Peralillo, Chile.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Limari Valley, Chile.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $12.60 (with a 10% discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Store; Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Paired With: Grilled salmon; oven fried potatoes; peas.


    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, but quite dark garnet color. WONDERFUL strong wet leather and ripe raspberry aromas. Rich fruit taste that goes right through a dry, slightly acid finish and ends with a delicious somewhat bitter ending. VERY enjoyable Pinot Noir (that went well with the grilled salmon) and at $12.60 is an OUTSTANDING value. This is what our Quality wine at a Bargain price rating is all about!!!

    She said: I had an attitude adjustment tonight when Ray remarked that he liked Pinot Noir because it was good with salmon and chicken, both favored dinners in out house. He is right and suddenly I gave up my commitment to full bodied Cabernet’s with an abundance of flavor. This one had a great aroma that pulled me into its fruity flavor. Its medium body was just right for the grilled salmon and the long tasty finish enhanced the whole dinner. This was a superb buy at $12.60.

    Comments: If your looking for good quality, inexpensive Pinot Noir…look no further. This one would easily be near the top of everybody’s list at this price point.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Bar code: 0 91771 09239 4

Imported by: Cabernet Corporation; Novato, California