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Sepia Reserva Cachapoal Valley Carmenère

8.865 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Cachapoal Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Carménère
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
Jonathan 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
Stacy Yarrow

Very sweet the 1st day. So much better the 2nd day after being opened! A great, smooth red. Light and "easy" but not short on flavor

Very sweet the 1st day. So much better the 2nd day after being opened! A great, smooth red. Light and "easy" but not short on flavor

Dec 22nd, 2016
Tom Railsback

Delicious Carmenere. Pinot Noir body with nice bold berry flavor. For $9.99, what a value! Almost gave it a 9.0, it's that good.

Delicious Carmenere. Pinot Noir body with nice bold berry flavor. For $9.99, what a value! Almost gave it a 9.0, it's that good.

Dec 19th, 2016
Ryan Frank

Should be Rapel Valley subregion, then Cachapoal @Delectable Wine

Should be Rapel Valley subregion, then Cachapoal @Delectable Wine

Nov 29th, 2016