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The most wonderful combo of honeydew, cantaloupe [and papaya], and reminds me of a cupcake

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Brand NameOveja Negra
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Wine NameSauvignon Blanc/Carmenere Reserva
Vintage (Year)2009
AVAMaule Valley
CountryChile
Quality/GradeReserve
Wine ClassRed, White
Wine TypeSauvignon Blanc, Carmenere
Wine GroupsHeaven in a Bottle
Gorgeous Blancs
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

It's always interesting when the descriptions of wines on their back labels talk of melons and other fruits. In fact, most of them seem downright lies. Most interestingly, this wine has no mention of melons on the back label. However, this wine has the most amazing combination of melons flavors that I have ever had in a wine. Not saying that I haven't had wonderful melon tastes before, but this one was so sublime in its decadence, and delectably reminiscent of a great cupcake as well.

This is the third Oveja Negra wine that I have tasted; there is one more.

This wine is composed of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Carmenere, which is truly an interesting mixture, since Carmenere is a red grape. In this, the latter brings down the high citrus of the former and imbues it with just a little bit of red fruit essence that smooths it out wonderfully, bringing up a little bit of papaya.

It's been a minute since a wine has grabbed me like this, and honestly, I didn't expect it at all. This is a wine to be enjoyed slowly, and appreciated in a nice mode of ease. The taste grows and is warming, and the finish is pleasant and mellow. This is a classic white, and I am waiting to see what they will come up with next.

 

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