Carmen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, South America

$15.99
Item No. 86333
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • W&S90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WE90
  • WS87

Winemaker's Notes

Carmen, the oldest of Chilean wine houses, was named by its founder Christian Lanz in honor to his wife, in 1850. Today Carmen is an example of the New World attitude that produces lush flavor, high quality and good value wines.

The wine shows a deep ruby color with intense and complex aromas of red fruits, berries, blackberries, cassis and toasty nuances. On the palate the wine has a good structure and balance, shows tasty fruity flavors with ripe tannins, a medium to full body and a beautiful persistence.

The grapes were harvested from vines planted in 1977 in our estate vineyards at the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The wine aged in French and American oak barriques for a period of 12 months, giving a more complex palate. After bottling, the wine aged for additional 6 months prior to release. Ageing Potential: 5 to 7 years. Serve this wine with Filet Mignon, roast prime rib, roast duck, rabbit, lamb cutlets, meatballs, ratatouille, kebab, rich pasta dishes. Cheeses: Gruyère, Manchengo, Parmesan, Cantal, Cheddar.

"Imagine a cherry candy spiced with eucalyptus and mint... the texture is kept tense and vibrant with crisp acidity and firm tannins..."
-Wines & Spirits

Learn About 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...

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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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