Haras Estate Carmenere 2008

Carmenere from Chile, South America

$11.99
Item No. 109088
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • WE88
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Dark violet in color with ruby reflections. Begins with notes of mineral, fresh herbs, tobacco and flowers, followed by flavors of black fruits and figs. The palate is lush and juicy, with concentrated tannins and fresh fruit flavors.

Critical Acclaim

"Feisty and bold, with olive and black fruit on the rustic nose. After it settles down the wine is lush and plump, with herbal, bitter chocolate and rich berry flavors. There are dry, peppery notes to the finish and overall this shows the potential of Carmenere without resorting to overextraction or overoaking."
88 Points

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Learn About Haras

A partnership between the Matte family of Chile and the Antinori family of Italy, Haras produces a variety of exceptional wines from its 1480-acre estate and winery in Chile's Upper Maipo Valley. Home to a legendary thoroughbred breeding farm, Haras is committed to creating an ideal environment for both wine grapes and young horses, and is a leader among South American wineries in implementing sustainable and organic viticultural and winemaking practices.

Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Carmenere

Carmenere(car-men-YEHR) Chilean Jewel Carmenere is yet another grape that was eventually exiled from the Bordeaux blend. In the late 1800's, Carmenere was brought over to Chile from France, and it never turned back. For a while, Chilean growers thought this grape was Merlot and labeled their wines as such. But in the early nineties, thanks to DNA...

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