Archive for the ‘Carmenère’ Category

Two dramatically different Carmeneres: Canepa 2014 & Arenal 2012

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile, The Spit Bucket | No Comments »

The Bad: Canepa Reserva Famiglia 2014 Carmenere No idea what this costs, as it was given to Testa Rossa as a gift. Some online research points to around $8.00 a bottle. I'm glad we didn't pay anything for this because it ...

Odd label, good wine.

Friday, March 19th, 2010 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

While stalking cheap Chileans at my grocer's wine section recently I noted a new label I'd never seen before. It features a large, long silver chile shape (which sort of looks like the shape of the country of Chile.) I ...

Cono Sur 2008 Carmenère. Toughest wine review, ever.

Saturday, March 6th, 2010 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | 2 Comments »

Last week, in fact a few days before the 8.8RS earthquake struck Chile, I saw this Carmenère on sale at my local grocer. I remember it well because I often shoot cell-cam photos like these: I do this to make a ...

Calcu Redux

Friday, March 5th, 2010 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile, Merlot | No Comments »

Enjoyed a "Calcu Super Chilean" tonight with dinner. Drank it before, seemed even better this time. Above is a photo taken at dessert at our favorite restaurant. Yes, I made a mess of the tablecloth! Old Review: http://bit.ly/bXV0ZL

Oops, what a surprise!

Friday, June 5th, 2009 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

I'm not a "shopper". When I have something to buy at a retail store I go in and out like an elite commando unit. Surgical strike. In. Grab the item. Go. Go. Go! It usually takes me longer to take ...

A Tale of Two Carmenères: Beresan & Root:1

Friday, May 15th, 2009 Posted in but not outrageous, Carmenère, Chile, Expensive, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season ...

An “OK” Chilean Carmenère

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

I saw this Chilean Carmenère at my local wine merchant and had to give it a try. I grabbed it and brought it home, looking forward to a big, dark, teeth-staining experience frequently found with Carmenère. I planned to have ...

Pleasant Discovery: Fall Line Winery 2005 Red

Monday, April 6th, 2009 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Merlot, Odds, Ends & Blends, On Somebody Else's Tab, Washington State | No Comments »

Mrs. Barbarian & I went out for dinner last night. It was Christmas Eve and we'd done nothing to prepare, so when the better half declared "let's go out" I was already dialling our favorite small town bistro for a ...

Value Red from Chile: The “Cab-énère” that wasn’t.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | 1 Comment »

As you may have noticed, I've been shopping with an eye towards today... the big day. Wine Blogging Wednesday featuring Value Reds from Chile. Dear reader... I was born for this moment. You know this. Nobody loves cheap red wine ...

Value Red from Chile: Santa Rita 2007 Reserva Carménère

Saturday, December 6th, 2008 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | 2 Comments »

In 1905 and 1915 Albert Einstein released his theories of Relativity (special and general, respectively) which turned Newtonian Physics on its head and shocked the world. Mr. Einstein came to his conclusions through mathematics. The concepts within his theories were ...