Recommended South American Reds

May 23, 1993|By Michael Dresser

The following Chilean and Argentine red wines were purchased in Maryland stores and tasted over the past month. Prices listed are the prices paid. Wines could be more or less at other stores.

ARGENTINA

Top quality

* 1990 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva. Mendoza ($16)

* 1983 Weinert Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza ($15)

Very good quality

* 1988 Weinert Merlot, Mendoza ($13)

Fine quality, good value

* 1989 Flichman Argenta, Mendoza Red Wine ($5)

* 1988 Flichman Cabernet Sauvignon, Proprietor's Private Reserve, Mendoza ($6.49)

CHILE

Top quality

* 1990 Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchaugua ($7.49)

Very good quality

* 1990 Santa Carolina Merlot, Santa Rosa Vineyard, Maipo Valley ($6)

* 1989 Santa Carolina Merlot Reserva, Santa Rosa Vineyard, Maipo Valley ($9)

* 1985 Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon, Los Toros Vineyard, Maipo Valley ($8.49)

* 1988 Cousino Macul Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reservas, Maipo Valley ($9.49)

Good quality, good value

* 1991 Chateau Los Boldos Cabernet Sauvignon, Requinoa ($7)

* 1989 Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Maipo Valley ($8)

* 1990 Saint Morillon Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley ($5)

* 1990 Carta Vieja Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley ($5)

* 1990 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Rapel ($4.59)

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