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Sepia Reserva Cachapoal Valley Carmenère

8.878 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Cachapoal 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
John Busch

A good, well balance value Carmenere for the money. If you like zins or hearty cabs, you'll likely enjoy this Carmenere.

A good, well balance value Carmenere for the money. If you like zins or hearty cabs, you'll likely enjoy this Carmenere.

2 people found it helpfulApr 18th, 2015
Louie Christensen

This isn't 90 pts based on the fact it's $9, or even 90 pts because it's a value buy. This is flat out a 90pt wine! Complex, earthy, beautiful fruit and the lovelies/clearest example of "red beets" note I've ever tasted

This isn't 90 pts based on the fact it's $9, or even 90 pts because it's a value buy. This is flat out a 90pt wine! Complex, earthy, beautiful fruit and the lovelies/clearest example of "red beets" note I've ever tasted

Nov 18th, 2016
Sara Kobilka

Bold flavor, cranberries with a hint of smoke

Bold flavor, cranberries with a hint of smoke

May 26th, 2018
MaJ CappS

Light scone spice.

An incredibly great value for this wine, soft, vegetal, silky, light tones of milk chocolate, green pepper, stalk. The last end of this is an exhale of lime acidity.
Yum.

Light scone spice.

An incredibly great value for this wine, soft, vegetal, silky, light tones of milk chocolate, green pepper, stalk. The last end of this is an exhale of lime acidity.
Yum.

Apr 10th, 2018
Karen Salib

Has some coffee notes. Rich but not overpowering.

Has some coffee notes. Rich but not overpowering.

Dec 14th, 2017
Joni Hedgpeth

Cumin, Tumeric, Bramble, Black Baked fruit, funk, leather, tar, animal, cigar, basil, dried Tuscan herbs, nettles, tomato leaf and churned black earth. On the palet spice, white pepper and and acidic structure that lends access to this wine's incredible depth. Amazing.

Cumin, Tumeric, Bramble, Black Baked fruit, funk, leather, tar, animal, cigar, basil, dried Tuscan herbs, nettles, tomato leaf and churned black earth. On the palet spice, white pepper and and acidic structure that lends access to this wine's incredible depth. Amazing.

Oct 15th, 2017
Cody Nunno

Strong red fruit notes

Strong red fruit notes

Aug 22nd, 2017
Benjamin Hickey

Great wine for the price! Really interesting herbal/spice on the noise. Nice red fruit and a bit of structure.

Great wine for the price! Really interesting herbal/spice on the noise. Nice red fruit and a bit of structure.

Jul 20th, 2017
Joan De La Cruz

Fruity, a little spicy, smooth

Fruity, a little spicy, smooth

Jun 17th, 2017
Bryan McLean

A relatively dry and oaky, but still drinkable, carmenere. This year (2015) lacked the overt sweetness some reviewers seemed to have mentioned. Bought on a tip from Total Wine staff and would buy again.

A relatively dry and oaky, but still drinkable, carmenere. This year (2015) lacked the overt sweetness some reviewers seemed to have mentioned. Bought on a tip from Total Wine staff and would buy again.

May 25th, 2017