“C” grape entries


An ancient Bordeaux varietal that was very important in the 17th and 18th centuries but used today mostly for blends, ala Petit Verdot. In fact most of the more famous wineries in the Medoc region in Bordeaux owe their notoriety to Carmenère and Cabernet Franc. The vine is very susceptible to Coulure, a vine condition that drastically reduces yields and overall quality. Now undergoing a revival in Chile, where for years it was mistaken for Merlot, and also Italy, where it is a successful blending partner to the Sangiovese. Look for aromas and flavors of red fruits and fresh herbs.

Grape Color


Wines (12)

Masi Rosso delle Venezie Veneto Grandarella Appassimento 2006 Veneto Red
Terra Andina Carmenère Rapel Valley Reserva 2008 Rapel Valley Red
Winexpert Limited Edition Carmenere Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Maipo Red
Inama Veneto Piu 2005 Veneto Red
guelbenzu Colchagua Valley 2003 Colchagua Valley Red
Errazuriz Panilonco Carmenère Reserve Colchagua Valley 2005 Colchagua Valley Red
Vina Casablanca Rapel Valley Carmenere 2005 Rapel Valley Red
Louis Philip Edwards Colchagua Valley Carmenere 2006 Colchagua Valley Red
Casillero del Diablo Choapa Valley 2005 Choapa Valley Red
Colvin Vineyards Carmenère Walla Walla Valley 2003 Walla Walla Valley Red
Viña Canata Paso Hondo Carmenere Reserva Bio Bio Valley 2001 Bio Bio Valley Red
Montes Purple Angel Colchagua Valley 2003 Colchagua Valley Red