Casa Rivas Gran Reserva Carmenere 2006

Carmenere from Chile, South America

Price: $19.00 $14.50
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Item No. 105968
  • W&S90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Bright, dark red in color. Very ripe red and black fruit, with spice, black currant,and vanilla note aromas. The flavor is intense and ripe with tremendous complexity and concentration. Soft, ripe tannins, with a nice, long finish.

Critical Acclaim

"From coastal Maipo, this refreshing carmenère has scents of herbs and menthol, while the flavor brings tart cherries to mind. A vibrant red for chicken fricassée."
90 Points

Learn About Casa Rivas

Casa Rivas was established in 1992 at María Pinto in the Maipo Valley. The vineyards are planted at the foothill of the West Coastal Mountain Range, oriented to the sea and under a particular combination of climate and soil, resulting a unique terroir, where the different vine rootstocks have been planted in order to grasp the best of each area, achieving the optimum ripeness level...

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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 Carmenere

Carmenere(car-men-YEHR) Chilean Jewel Carmenere is yet another grape that was eventually exiled from the Bordeaux blend. In the late 1800's, Carmenere was brought over to Chile from France, and it never turned back. For a while, Chilean growers thought this grape was Merlot and labeled their wines as such. But in the early nineties, thanks to DNA...

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