About Carmenère Red Wine

About Carmenère Red Wine
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 Picks for Carmenère

Spangler 2019 Griffin Creek Carmenere
95 points
$35
Lush and flavorful with waves of red and black fruit plus elegant touches of chocolate.
La Playa 2022 Estate Carmenere
91 points
$9
Best Buy
A tangy and greener example of Carmenere that will make a delicious companion to grilled meats.
91 points $9 Best Buy
La Playa 2020 Reserva Carmenere
91 points
$13
Best Buy
An earthy and savory red wine with plentiful notes of dried herbs, tart red fruit, and hints of tobacco; this is a wine that demands some steak.
91 points $13 Best Buy
Spangler 2020 Crater View Carmenere
90 points
$39
A well-muscled red with concentrated fruit and a backbone of spice that brings the fruit and tannin thunder; pair with a hearty stew or chili.
La Playa 2020 Estate Series Carmenere
89 points
$9
Best Buy
A dark and chocolate heavy red wine that would pair well with mole.
89 points $9 Best Buy
Jaya 2021 Single Vineyard El Roble Carmenere
88 points
$40
Savory and herbal components will shine at the table with dinner.
Axel 2020  Carmenere
88 points
$17
A great red wine to serve with grilled carnes asada fajitas with blistered red peppers.
Bodegas Tagua Tagua 2022 Reserva Carmenere
87 points
$12
Best Buy
A nice example of youthful Carmenere that is a nice change of pace from the typical Cabernet, Syrah, Grenache line up while still appealing to those palates.
87 points $12 Best Buy