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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Carmen Reserve Shiraz 2003
Carmen Reserve Shiraz 2003
(search item no. 83192)

PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A deep violet color, with intense aromas of red fruits, some menthol and spicy complexity. In the palate the wine shows great structure, with firm tannins, fruity flavors with a rich complexity and delightful persistence.

Wine and Food: Serve with boar, duck, goose, lamb, venison in spicy sauce, couscous, cheeses: Gouda, and Gruyère.

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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.