Vina Chocalan 2008 Carmenere

Price: Around $11

Color: Deep cherry red

Nose: Strawberries and tobacco on the nose.  Very aromatic.

Taste: Medium bodied with mellow tannins.  Little bit of spice and  smoke on the palate.

Summary: I’ve had Carmenere wines where the taste was hard to distinguish from a Merlot.  Not here, the Carmenere fruit is distinct in presence.  This wine would make a great accompaniment to pasta.  As a matter of fact I enjoyed it with pizza and it paired very nicely against the cheese and tomato.  Very easy to drink.

This wine originates from Chile’s Maipo valley and is rated at 13.5% alcohol.  Imported by Domaine Select Wine Estates.

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