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Staff Pick

Chono "Single Vineyard" Carmenère - 2015

Item # 17923 750mL
$11.96/ Single Bottle
$143.52 $129.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

This is a hearty, dark red wine made from the Carmenère grape variety. It's aged in oak for a short period to give it just a little spice on the palate. An excellent choice for meat and barbecue.


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Staff Pick Notes

Somehow I've never been a huge fan of Carménère. Nor have I been able to accept it as a special grape producing high-end wine. But, I have to say this wine has happily made me take another look at the much ballyhooed Chilean specialty. Not only is it just plain delicious for everyday drinking at an amazing price but it also offers beautiful complexity, silky tannins, and thirst-quenching acidity! Notes of smoked paprika, juicy red fruits, fresh ground black pepper and a whisper of vanilla. An exceptional wine for the price with balance and elegance!

- JBB

About the Producer

Maipo Valley, Chile “Chono” is a brand created by Geo Wines, Inc, a company founded by Sergio Reyes and Alvaro Espinoza, who are two of the most respected and innovative winemakers in Chile. They are an organization passionate about quality as well as sustainable viticulture, and are focused on handcrafted wines that express their terroir and typicity of each varietal grape. The name Chono...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Chile

Chilean winemakers are known for opening their arms to forgotten European grape varieties, nursing them back to health, and then releasing them back to the rest of the world - and we can’t thank them enough for it. Chile’s friendly, delicious Carmenères are the best example, but Chile is generally one of the most consistent sources of delicious, ready-to-drink, approachable wines. Cabernet...

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Carmenère

Hundreds of years ago, the red Carmenère grape was widely used in the blended wines of the best châteaux in Bordeaux. No more, however: it was difficult to grow and often gave low yields, so the French mostly abandoned it. It has recently found a home in Chile, where it has successfully been made into full-bodied, deep red varietals.