Veranda Cabernet/Carmenere 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, South America

Item No. 104888
  • red wine
  • ST91
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.

Winemaker's Notes

A touch herbal and ashy, with tight blackcurrant fruit and a little hint of cherry and herbs. A little less plush and rounded than the straight Carmenère, with a slightly lean character. The sweetness is good, and this does have a raciness and richness. Very drinkable.

Critical Acclaim

"Saturated red. Intensely perfumed bouquet offers scents of black raspberry, cassis, licorice and potpourri. Silky dark berry flavors displays liqueur-like depth and are enlivened by juicy acidity. A smoky quality gains strength with air and carries into the finish, which is spicy, focused and very long. Very interesting wine that shows its carmenere component up front but closes with cabernet character"
91 Points

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I love this wine. It's a fantastic red with the right amount of finish. Excellent with rabbit or steak
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In order to create authentic wines, Veranda has developes a perfect combination: the French Burgundy experience given by its wine makers and the expressionof all the potential that comes from the terroir. Through carefully selectig premium grapes from our terroir, Veranda has been able to achieve top quality standards, resulting, at the same time, in the creation of sublime wines.

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 Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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