Tamaya Carmenere Reserva 2009

Carmenere from Chile, South America

Price: $17.49
Item No. 114507
  • RP89
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

Ruby purple, deep and intense. Clear Carménère identity, with aromas of red peppers and spicy plums. Round and fleshy with smooth tannins but fresh and straight also, ends with charming and spicy black fruits notes.

Critical Acclaim

"Purple/black; brooding nose, dense, big mouthful of fruit, lacking complexity but satisfying."
89 Points

Learn About Tamaya

Tamaya in the Diaguita dialect means high lookout, it is the name of the highest peak in the area and from there one can view the entire valley below. In the vineyards of Viña Tamaya we have found vestiges of the ancient Diaguita culture which reigned in this zone between the 8th and 15th Centuries. Inspired by its culture, we named our winery Tamaya. Our highest objective is...

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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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