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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Carmen Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Carmen Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 112621)
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An alluring nose of blackcurrants, pencil lead, bittersweet cocoa and espresso introduces a rich, deep, full-bodied palate that culminates in a long, beautifully balanced finish.
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About Vina Carmen:

Carmen, the oldest of the Chilean wine brands, was founded in 1850 by Christian Lanz, who named it in honor of his wife. The Claro family acquired the brand in 1985 and began the process of transforming it into a world-class winery. A new winery was completed in 1992, located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, just one hour from Chile's capital city of Santiago. Today, the winery seamlessly blends state-of-the-art technology with traditional winemaking processes.

The Carmen team firmly believes in terroir and is continually reevaluating regions and plantings in a quest to produce super premium wines that can stand shoulder to shoulder with the world’s finest. Carmen's vineyards are located throughout Chile's prestigious Central Valley in the premium growing regions of Maipo, Casablanca, Apalta, Rapel and Maule.

Carmen takes pride in its pioneering history. Carmen was the first winery in Chile to cultivate grapes organically (released under the Nativa label) and the first winery to identify and cultivate Carmenère, a variety that originated in Bordeaux but is no longer largely cultivated in France.