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Top Rated Carmenere

Hacienda Araucano vineyards in Chile

This varietal is a native of the Bordeaux region of France, though today, it is grown primarily in South America. The medium-bodied red wine is known for its depth of color, soft tannins and aromas of red fruits, berries and spices. Its complex, herbal flavor can sometimes be reminiscent of tobacco, dark chocolate and leather. These are the best Carmenères we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.



Hacienda Araucano
2007 Alka Carmenère
Colchagua Valley, Chile
14.5/20

$50

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Montes Alpha
2009 Carmenère
Colchagua Valley, Chile
14.5/20

$22

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Casa Silva
2008 Carmenère
Colchagua Valley, Chile
14/20

$12

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Carmen
2010 Gran Reserva Carmenère
Colchagua Valley, Chile
13.5/20

$14

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Casa Silva
2008 Los Lingues Gran Reserva
Colchagua Valley, Chile
13/20

$22

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Terra Andina
2009 Carmenère
Central Valley, Chile
13/20

$12

 


 
(Updated: 05/28/13 BH)

Celebrate the arrival of spring with the season's finest special releases, including a grapefruit DIPA, a smoked beer and a sour saison ale.

Enjoy the recent rye Renaissance by downing these fine whiskeys straight or hearken back to their heyday and mix them in an Old-Fashioned.