Montes Alpha 2009 Carmenere
Top 10 Father's Day Wines 2013
Help Dad rediscover the almost-forgotten sixth red Bordeaux grape, now grown mainly in Chile, which claims Carménère as its flagship varietal. Although Carménère by itself tends to be lighter-bodied and less tannic than Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2009 from Montes Alpha comprises 90 percent Carménère and 10 percent Cabernet. The resulting wine is well-structured, displaying a good balance of red fruit flavors, soft tannins and acidity.