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[The Original Ungrafted] Colchagua Valley Carménère

8.8705 ratings
8.711 pro ratings
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Carménère
Chicken, Pasta, Exotic Spices, White Rice, Turkey, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Potato, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Onion, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beef, Tomato-Based
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Intense black fruits and bell pepper. Solid value wine.

Intense black fruits and bell pepper. Solid value wine.

Jun 1st, 2018
Reinholds Zviedris

Nicely balanced - plum, dark berries, a bit spicy - Carmenere wine from Chile. Enjoy it on its own or with some food.

Nicely balanced - plum, dark berries, a bit spicy - Carmenere wine from Chile. Enjoy it on its own or with some food.

7 people found it helpfulNov 27th, 2014
Kim Kolb

Huge pepper, spice, green peppers. Slightly hits the tip of the tongue with pepper. Mid palate slight bell pepper earthiness. Very nice!

Huge pepper, spice, green peppers. Slightly hits the tip of the tongue with pepper. Mid palate slight bell pepper earthiness. Very nice!

5 people found it helpfulDec 14th, 2013
Riccardo L.

Earthy and tingly. Definitely notes of new world fruit, bell pepper and heavy on the minerals. The barrel caresses the bouquet; wooden notes on the finish. A fine example of a carmeñere.

Earthy and tingly. Definitely notes of new world fruit, bell pepper and heavy on the minerals. The barrel caresses the bouquet; wooden notes on the finish. A fine example of a carmeñere.

3 people found it helpfulMar 14th, 2015
Eileen Gross

Retails for $12 - spice aromas; dark fruit flavors and nicely balanced. Pair with beef ribs or a tenderloin. Drinks nicely on its own.

Retails for $12 - spice aromas; dark fruit flavors and nicely balanced. Pair with beef ribs or a tenderloin. Drinks nicely on its own.

3 people found it helpfulDec 15th, 2013
Ashley

Ashley had this 2 years ago

Ashley had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 9th, 2016
Kelvin So

Tones of pyrazin

Tones of pyrazin

Apr 17th, 2016
Tsuyoshi Enoki

Sake Specialist Hasegawa Sake Shop Tokyo

8.4

Deep black red.
Scents was ink, iron, bacon, blackberry wild berry, jam, beef, black pepper, oil, mint, chocolate, coffee.
Light sweet and juicy acidic attack, fresh and young, easy bitterness, nuance of iron and blackberry. Easy style.

Deep black red.
Scents was ink, iron, bacon, blackberry wild berry, jam, beef, black pepper, oil, mint, chocolate, coffee.
Light sweet and juicy acidic attack, fresh and young, easy bitterness, nuance of iron and blackberry. Easy style.

Mar 28th, 2016
Joel Pennington #❤️🐢🍷

Owner/Winemaker Slow Turtle Vineyard

7.4

VA is way out of line - reminds me of a oily rags. Packaging is nice, unfortunately that's about it.

VA is way out of line - reminds me of a oily rags. Packaging is nice, unfortunately that's about it.

Oct 11th, 2015
Sean K McNeely

Viticulture and Viniculture Assistant at Viña Vik Vineyard, Winery and Hotel

9.2

Garnet to violet in color, definite green bell pepper type pyrazine stuff going on in the nose along with black fruits and spice that both come through on the palate. Medium body, medium silky smooth tannins. Nice example of a carmenere at a great price and one of the reasons I love SA wine.

Garnet to violet in color, definite green bell pepper type pyrazine stuff going on in the nose along with black fruits and spice that both come through on the palate. Medium body, medium silky smooth tannins. Nice example of a carmenere at a great price and one of the reasons I love SA wine.

Feb 1st, 2015