Viña Falernia

Falernia Reserva Valle de Elqui Carménère

8.892 ratings
8.85 pro ratings
Elqui Valley, Coquimbo, 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
Todd Trzaskos

Vineyard near the in-laws, have had the wines and enjoyed, plus #carmenere so I grabbed it...Turns out you can get serious amarone style from #chile for under $15. After one explosive sip, I had to read the back label.
would not have pegged as Carmenere, but the magnified rich plum and spice makes sense once you understand the intended style. Gets the A for effort and extra points for execution.
May need to get more and lay it on down for observation.

Vineyard near the in-laws, have had the wines and enjoyed, plus #carmenere so I grabbed it...Turns out you can get serious amarone style from #chile for under $15. After one explosive sip, I had to read the back label.
would not have pegged as Carmenere, but the magnified rich plum and spice makes sense once you understand the intended style. Gets the A for effort and extra points for execution.
May need to get more and lay it on down for observation.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2016
Nathan Schmid

1500-1999
Heavy

1500-1999
Heavy

1 person found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2014
Celia Flores

Celia had this 6 years ago

Celia had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 14th, 2014
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

8.8

Fun. Drinkable.

Fun. Drinkable.

Apr 29th, 2017
Jeramy Torrance

Soft and supple tannins. Plum, coffee and milk chocolate enrobe the palate. Beautiful red wine for sipping throughout the night.

Soft and supple tannins. Plum, coffee and milk chocolate enrobe the palate. Beautiful red wine for sipping throughout the night.

Feb 25th, 2015
Bob Halifax

Rich and deep and full of flavour. One of the biggest Carmenères I've had.

Rich and deep and full of flavour. One of the biggest Carmenères I've had.

Jun 15th, 2014
Verity King

Holy alcohol!

Holy alcohol!

Oct 29th, 2017
Sarah Nahikian

Beautiful full bodied a hint of sweet

Beautiful full bodied a hint of sweet

Aug 26th, 2017
Adam Tamer

Amazing!

Amazing!

Mar 9th, 2017
Marco Herbas

Slightly bold and oaky

Slightly bold and oaky

Nov 23rd, 2016