Carmen Reserve Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red Blends from Chile, South America

Price: $17.99
Item No. 80573
  • W&S90

Winemaker's Notes

60% Syrah 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

The grapes come from Estate Vineyards that are located in the foothills of the Maipo Valley. The grapes were harvested by hand and selected before crushed. This blend aged in French and American oak barrels for a period of 8 months. The wine was bottled for an additional ageing period of 4 months before release. With this, tannins were softened and matured. Ageing Potential: 5 to 7 years.

The wine shows a bright ruby color, with intense aromas of ripe red fruits, berries, cherries and plums, with spicy complexity. In the palate the wine shows good structure, soft ripe tannins with good complexity.

Serve with roasted meats, rich pâtés, pasta with meat sauces, roast prime rib, Cajun swordfish or tuna, Gruyère and Cheddar cheeses.

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 Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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