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Vina Pargua Pargua II 2006

Vina Pargua Pargua II 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Chile, South America

Price: $21.99
Item No. 101641
  • RP91

Winemaker's Notes

This quaffable, moderately priced "sequel" to Pargua's limited-production wine is made with a bright blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 15% Carmenère, 15% Syrah, and 8% Cabernet Franc. It offers a juicy texture supported by integrated tannins and a generous finish of wild berries, dried fruit, and sweet spice. An outstanding companion to grilled meats, eggplant, Moroccan food and spicy sauces. Less than 3,000 cases produced.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Pargua II is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Carmenere, 15% Syrah, and the balance Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Already complex, with another 3-4 years in the bottle to blossom, it will provide exceptional drinking between 2013 and 2026. "
91 Points

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Rating:
(4/11/2011)
Style: Big & Bold
If you want to drink a wine that makes you think, then pick up the Pargua II. Rarely have I seen a wine that changes so much in the glass as it opens up. I would suggest opening the bottle and drinking it slowly over a few hours. The fruit is there immediately with scents of plum, strawberry and raspberry. Next comes the green bell pepper and vanilla, and finally after it’s been open for some time, you get hit with loads of chocolate and eucalyptus as though the wine got a second wind. There is also ample oak on this wine, but it’s well integrated and not overpowering. It’s a big wine with chewy tannins and a long finish, but I think it’s very unique and a great value. Food Pairing Suggestions: Just about any steak will do with this wine, lean or fatty, as long as it’s not cooked beyond medium rare. If it’s overcooked, especially a lean steak, it will be a disaster of a pairing. Along with the steak, I’d serve any number of well-seasoned wilted dark greens such as spinach, kale or collard greens. My final choice for a food with the Pargua II is braised pork belly. I think that would be a lovely match.
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MURRAY RESINSKI - Salt Lake City, UT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2010)
Good for with Mexican or Italian food.
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Learn About Vina Pargua

Pargua winemaker Jean Pascal Lacaze believes that wine is only as good as the grapes from which it is made. At his Maipo Valley vineyard, Lacaze grows grapes sustainably and organically, uses the best fruit, ages the wine in individually selected barrels, and blends the juice at just the right time.

The label artwork was created by renowned Chilean artist Benjamin Lira, who took his inspiration from the word Pargua, meaning "full moon" in the Mapuche language. Like the artwork, which will change with every vintage, Pargua’s wines are vibrant, expressive, and harmonious.

Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

Read More About Chile

Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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