Santa Alicia Reserve Carmenere 2008

Carmenere from Chile, South America

Item No. 106969
  • red wine
  • W&S90

Winemaker's Notes

Intense violet color. Aromas of spices, green peppers and hues of fresh mint. Concentrated tannins that are sweet but firm, with a nice finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Delicate on the surface while firmly tannic underneath, this wine delivers fresh fruit that gains nuance from herbal scents of tea leaves and tobacco. For beef empanadas. "
90 Points

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I would have enjoyed this wine for more that it's price. Light tannins, great nose and jammy taste. And the price lets you drink it as an everyday wine.
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norough - Richmond, VA (read all my reviews)

I was very pleasantly surprised to find such a delicious red at the special price of $6.99. Would gladly pay a few dollars more in the future
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tom graves - West Orange, NJ (read all my reviews)

Dark, slightly bitter tasting, but perfectly round. Like a dusty old bottle from France. Great deal at this price.
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Learn About Santa Alicia

In 1954, on fertile lands close to the capital of Chile, an important politician and businessman, Mr. Maximo Valdes, founded the vineyard Houses of Pirque. With extensive experience in the wine business, he begins planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. After half a century and four generations, the Valdes family has turned these vineyards in 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 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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