Want to try something new in 2023? Carmenere is the flagship wine of Chile in the same way Malbec is for Argentina. Relatively unknow because the best expressions are usually labeled as something else. Montes Purple Angel, Errazuriz Kai, and former Wine Spectator Wine of the Year Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta. The Tarapaca Gran Reserva is another outstanding value from Vina San Pedro, who have been producing wine for over 150 years in the heart of the Maipo Valley. Their Carmenere reflects this amazing terroir, aged in French oak, with juicy notes of blueberries and plums. These wines are concentrated and elegant, each with a distinctive personality.
"Black fruit, tomato leaf, graphite and spice. Medium-to full-bodied with chewy tannins. Fruity and energetic with the right amount of structure. Flavorful finish with length. This is an excellent, dry carmenere." James Suckling, 94 Points