Archive for the ‘Carmenère’ Category

Nice Carmenere!

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 Posted in Carmenère, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Chile, Uncategorized | No Comments »

I’ve had this $16.98 2013 Santa Carolina Family Reserve Carmenere in my cellar for many years. The other night I finished a Carmenere from Washington state, and had a jonesing for some more Carm. Went digging around in the depths ...

Cranberry Petrel

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

I have no recollection of buying this wine. My cellar tracking app says it came into my possession in October of 2016, which means it left the winery very soon beforehand, as it was harvested the previous Spring (on our ...

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:

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 ...