Casa Silva Microterroir de los Lingues Carmenere 2006

Carmenere from Chile, South America

Item No. 106769
  • red wine
  • W&S93
  • ST91
  • WS90
Style: Big & Bold

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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby with a violet rim. On the nose, intense, with notes of ripe black fruits with hints of wild forest fruits. On the palate, good balance between fruit and oak, good structure, powerful, sweet and round tannins, and notes of boysenberries and hints of tobacco. Excellent finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Winemaker Mario Geisse has taken a distinctive approach to carmenère. Selecting sectors of the Los Lingues Vineyard in the foothills of the Andes, he obtains fresh and delicate fruit with clear tones of herbs and juicy cherries and a texture that is both creamy and crisp. The wine emphasizes delicacy and freshness over the superripeness so often found in wines at this price."
93 Points

"Opaque ruby. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, potpourri, anise and pipe tobacco expand with air, picking up a lively mineral note. Fleshy and sweet, with palate-staining dark berry compote flavors and a suave floral pastille quality. Becomes spicier on the finish, which is impressively pure and persistent. This is already delicious. "
91 Points

"Compact and juicy, with a solid core of currant, raspberry, spice cake and licorice notes that stay grippy and focused through the full-bodied finish. Drink now through 2010. 50 cases imported."
90 Points

Learn About Casa Silva Map ItMap It

Founded in 1892 by French wine pioneer and ancestor Emilio Bouchon, Casa Silva is now owned by Mario Silva and family - the fifth generation of winemakers. Many of the vines planted are over 90 years old, carried over from Bordeaux, pre-phylloxera, by the first generation. Previously selling their juice to larger, bulk wineries, Casa Silva began a bold, estate bottling program in 1997. Now, the Silva Family are viewed as leaders of the new generation of premium wine producers, and their wines have received international acclaim.

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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