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Smooth, full-bodied Chilean red: Natalie’s Wine of the Week

Natalie's wine this week is Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva 2021

Natalie’s Wine of the Week

Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva 2021

Colchagua Valley, Chile


LCBO code: 274118

Price: $17.95

Score: 93 points

I’m thrilled to be joining you each week as Village Media’s wine expert. As the editor of Canada’s largest wine site, I’m very much looking forward to sharing my tips and picks with you! 

My first pick is this smooth, full-bodied Chilean red wine made from Carmenère grapes. If you like Merlot, give this wine a try. 

It offers seductive aromas of ripe blackberry, plum, and toasty oak. Enjoy it this weekend with braised short ribs.

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