Full Review

Spangler

Spangler
2016 Carmenère, Southern Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35
Cellar Selection

Spangler
2016 Carmenère, Southern Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Dark violet color. Aromas of roasted peppers, peppercorns, and sage with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, nuanced, medium-long blistered blueberries, polished oak, toasted sesame, and slate finish with moderate oak flavor. A firm and steadfast Carmenere with bold notes of Oregon terroir and structure built to last.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: roasted peppers, peppercorns, and sage
Taste Flavor: blistered blueberries, polished oak, toasted sesame, and slate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A firm and steadfast Carmenere with bold notes of Oregon terroir and structure built to last.

The Producer

Spangler Vineyards

The Producer
491 Winery Ln
Roseburg, OR 97471
USA
1 541-679-9654

Carmenere

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Carmenère is a red wine produced from the eponymous variety in Chile. It was originally thought to be Merlot that was brought over from Bordeaux in the 19th century, but in the mid-1990s, research proved it was not Merlot, but indeed Carmenère, which had been thought of as extinct.

Top examples originate from the warm Maipo and Colchagua valleys in Chile; the wines are medium- to medium-full in body and offer red cherry fruit along with distinct pepper, tobacco and brown spice aromas and flavors. While early versions were rather bitter, recent examples have displayed great balance and refinement.

Enjoy Carmenère between three to seven years after the vintage date in most cases. The wines pair well with most red meats and are especially enjoyable with heartier fare, such as grilled meats and game.