Carmen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
from Chile, South America
Carmen, the oldest of Chilean wine houses, was named by its founder Christian Lanz in honor to his wife, in 1850. Today Carmen is an example of the New World attitude that produces lush flavor, high quality and good value wines.
The wine shows a deep ruby color with intense and complex aromas of red fruits, berries, blackberries, cassis and toasty nuances. On the palate the wine has a good structure and balance, shows tasty fruity flavors with ripe tannins, a medium to full body and a beautiful persistence.
The grapes were harvested from vines planted in 1977 in our estate vineyards at the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The wine aged in French and American oak barriques for a period of 12 months, giving a more complex palate. After bottling, the wine aged for additional 6 months prior to release. Ageing Potential: 5 to 7 years. Serve this wine with Filet Mignon, roast prime rib, roast duck, rabbit, lamb cutlets, meatballs, ratatouille, kebab, rich pasta dishes. Cheeses: Gruyère, Manchengo, Parmesan, Cantal, Cheddar.
"Imagine a cherry candy spiced with eucalyptus and mint... the texture is kept tense and vibrant with crisp acidity and firm tannins..."
-Wines & Spirits
The top 3 most liked reviews for this wine.
A Customer - Los Angeles
My wife saw this wine and fell in love with the story written about it... it sounded intriguing and didn't cost too much and besides, we LOVE! Cabs! We opened this as the 3rd bottle at a party we had 2 weeks ago and it was phenomenal! excellent, excellent taste... very smooth, lots of berry flavor with some exotic 'ethereal' tastes that persist but don't overpower the fruit of this wine... so smooth, I wish I had bought a case.
User Wine Lists
Be the first to
Create a list
and share your favorite wines with other customers.