Clear, medium intensity ruby with purple. Aromas of violet, bell pepper, dark fruits, and cedar. Dry on the palate with medium-high acidity, medium-full body, and light tannin. Flavors of cooked blackberry, hickory, molasses, and smoke. Pair with a hearty dish like chili. Recommended. RR

WHO: Carmen
WHAT: Carmenère
WHERE: Apalta, Chile
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: $16.99 (Media sample)

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