The Tinga Reserve Pinot Noir has an SRP of $18 and is available for as low as $12. 1,500 cases produced. Imported by Cabernet Corporation. Sample submitted for review.
From the winery:
With Water Comes Life. Tinga is what the native people of Chile called the loud river which brought life to their land. Today, water from the Tingauiririca River runs through our sustainably farmed vineyards and nourishes specifically selected vines to create our Block Selection Reserve Wines.
The 2014 Tinga Reserve Pinot Noir La Playa Block Selection begins with a very pleasant aroma of red cherry, strawberry, spice, mint and even a bit of a nutty note. It's rather remarkable considering this wine comes from young vines that are just 7 years old. The wine tastes smooth and easy to drink with red and black cherry, plenty of cola, a nice earthy streak and even a bit of rhubarb and red delicious apple. It's not a blow your socks off kind of Pinot Noir but it is certainly quite a solid value for the $12 price tag. Cola and raspberry notes lead into the dry, long and savory finish. Delish!
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