Archive for the ‘Carmenère’ Category

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 ...

Value Red from Chile: Terra Andina 2007 Carmenère

Sunday, November 30th, 2008 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

Ah ¡Carmenère! While it may be one of the "six noble grapes of Bordeaux" it is really THE signature grape of Chile. It is also usually a great value. If you are looking for a great, yet cheap red ...

Value Red from Chile: Cameron Hughes Lot 95, Wine of Chile 2007 Meritage

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile, Merlot | No Comments »

The hardships I endure for you, dear reader. All so that you can pick your cheap wines with confidence. As you know, Chilean wines are special to me. Mostly because they are such great values. Chile produces some of the world's ...

Calina Carménère Reserva

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

  Mrs. Barbarian and I enjoyed this wonderful Calina Reserva 2006 Carmenere with dinner the other night. The Mrs had purchased some pork chops, which I honestly loathe. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a hater of swine flesh... quite the ...

The Devil Made Me Drink It!

Monday, October 6th, 2008 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

This wine actually saved us from a disaster. I had opened another bottle which Mrs. Barbarian tasted as I was cooking and pronounced it awful. I took a sip and confirmed (review coming soon!) so I reached into the wine ...

2004 Casa Silva Reserva Carmenère

Saturday, July 26th, 2008 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

Mrs. Barbarian had a friend over last night, and we drank two and a half bottles of wine. A little of this, a little of that. The last bottle I pulled from my "cellar"... which is really an unfinished room ...

Cono Sur Carmenere

Saturday, July 12th, 2008 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

Another great value from Chile. I keep seeing the Cono Sur brand at my local grocery store. They sell Pinot, some white varietals I don't care about, and this wonderful Carmenere. Being very interested in this particular grape led me to ...

Santa Ema 2005 Carmenère

Thursday, May 15th, 2008 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | 1 Comment »

This is a Santa Ema 2005 Carmenere barrel select that I picked up for $10.99. As you know, the Vinagoth has a thing for Chilean wines. They are good, cheap, and tasty. I actually first discovered them while living overseas (in ...