Archive for the ‘Carmenère’ Category

Cru Bourgeois! Chateau Saint-Saturnin 2000 Médoc

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 Posted in Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, France, Malbec, Merlot, Petite Verdot | No Comments »

I bought six bottles of this 2000 Medoc for $9.99 each last year. Now I wish I bought a lot more! This isn't a grand cru, it is a garagiste really. I can't find much about it online, but what I ...

Peppery Carm! 2014 Casa Silva Los Lingues Vineyard Carmenérè

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

I love Carmenere. It has always been a go-to varietal for me. Consistently yummy. Great food wine. Almost always an exceptional value. For example, this single-vineyard example cost me less that $15. I popped the cork on it as I ...

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 ...