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
Lush and flavorful with waves of red and black fruit plus elegant touches of chocolate.
La Playa 2022 Estate Carmenere
91 points
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
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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
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
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
Savory and herbal components will shine at the table with dinner.
Axel 2020  Carmenere
88 points
A great red wine to serve with grilled carnes asada fajitas with blistered red peppers.
Bodegas Tagua Tagua 2022 Reserva Carmenere
87 points
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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