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Kir-Yianni Paranga 2017

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Kir-Yianni Paranga 2017
$19.99
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$12.99

SKU 26794

750ml

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The charming aromas of red forest-fruits and cherry are enhanced with fine notes of rose petals. The palate shows balance, a round mouthfeel, soft tannins and a long, aromatic aftertaste. Light and spicy with refreshing acidity and mild tannins. Food Pairing: A simple and easy-to-drink match to pasta, vegetarian dishes and barbeque delights.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Greece, Macedonia
Brand Kir-Yianni
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Paranga red is an unoaked blend of 50% Merlot and 25% each of Syrah and Xinomavro (the blend varies a bit from year to year), coming in at 13.5% alcohol. This is relatively sensational for its style this year, one of the best I've seen in the brand. Its fruit-forward, grapey demeanor has a certain nod to Beaujolais. In its youth, it is remarkably vivid in flavor and simply delicious. However, it also has nice freshness, acidity lifting the fruit and a bit of a backbone. It is a lot of fun to drink on its own (perhaps a little cooler than normal), but it's also structured enough to hold up to food. Under screwcap, it should age pretty well, better than most wines of this type. On the other hand, its fruity style is really hard to resist right now, when it might well make you even happier than the score suggests. It won't turn into anything much more. For the moment, this summer-styled red at a nice price will light up every picnic.

Mark Squires, June 29, 2018