I was just introduced to this Lucky 7 brand wine last
week in regards to trying it and writing some reviews. I
will admit that I wasn't expecting anything to wow me, since
the Sauvignon Blanc left me wanting a good Sauv Blanc, but
this Carmenere actually is quite good.
I remember the first time that I had a Carmenere; I was
at a wine tasting at Swanky Bubbles, and Greg Cohen of
Southern Wine and Spirits had provided the wine. It was a
wonderful bottle by Casillero del Diablo, and several weeks
later, I would convince a customer at Canal's that was
looking for a nice bottle for a New Year's party to pick up
Well, this wine floored me. I was high on giving it a 9,
but finally decided on giving it a ten. As soon as I opened
this bottle, I smelled it, and it had a lovely aroma of mild
tannins, smoke and plums. The color is deep purple and
reminded me of the fact that I have talked much about the
colors of red wine in quite awhile. It definitely is an
inky purple, but also reminds me of a nice scarlet red (not
the color, just the sass of the taste).
The taste is thoroughly infused with a smoky essence, and
the tannins are quite soft, with the texture being very
velvety. The flavor is nothing more than dark plums; no
more fruit flavors, and no less than this in its purity.
This is definitely amazing for a bottle of wine that
comes in at around $8.