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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Carmen Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Carmen Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Carmen Gran Resvera Cabernet Sauvignon is a red wine with strong aromas of cherry and black plum. Complex aromas and flavours from prolonged aging in barrels, giving notes of vanilla, toast, a smoky edge, and traces of fruits such as raspberry and plum; great body and length, balanced acidity, and pleasant, rounded tannins.
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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.