P K N T Carmenere Reserve 2013, Central Valley

Carmenere Carmenere
Chile

$11.10 (191858)

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Critic Reviews (3)

Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

A smell of cold ash in the first nose, there was also a red pepper on the label and I perceive spicy, spicy, in the...

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Vanilla coated dark fruit. Could probably use a touch less of the oak influence, but the fruit is good, as is the...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Even more marked by the oak this year. A commercial flavor to wine, moderately strong and without particular...

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Community Reviews (2)

Jesse Pisanelli
Jesse Pisanelli

This far exceeded my expectations. Loads of pepper and distinct birds eye flavors with spice and dark ansd red fruit. The fruit is not of the purest type, to be sure, but it is not, from my vantage point, overdone (with respect to the style and price point) by oak nor jam. I picked it up on sale for under 11$, sales for around 12 normally, a steal in my opinion. Cannot be mistaken for anything but chile in a blind tasting, and there are not many other places around the world that can pull off expression of place (though it is clear there is intervention in this wine) for 12$.

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