Bordeaux style minus one

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Brand NameEstampa
Other Wines Reviewed
Wine NameGold
Vintage (Year)2009
AVAColchagua Valley
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Petit Verdot
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %14.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating10 (on a scale of 1-10)

One of my favorite Bordeaux style blends actually comes from South America and so I was open to trying this one, though it only has four varietals and instead of Merlot, it has Carmenere.

This wine is comprised of 61% Carmenere -- the lost varietal of Bordeaux -- 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Caberent Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.  Petit Verdot, bitches!

This wine has strong leather character, followed by just a twinge of dark fruit.  It also goes perfectly with dark chocolate.

A great bargain for the price, this wine can give you the rep that you know your sh$t when it comes to wine. I would serve ths with steak, goose, game meats or even sausage. 


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