EP 465 Chilean Carmenere Makes An Appearance

Gary Vaynerchuk explores the very interesting grape that has many buzzing in the wine industry.

Update: The 10 wristbands have been claimed.

Wines tasted in this episode:

Concha Y Toro CarmenereChile Carmenere
2005 Chono CarmenereChile Carmenere
2006 Errazuriz Carmenere Single VineyardChile Carmenere

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John__J

qotd: I’ve had quite a few, but I can’t remember the last 1, it’s been a while since I’ve had one.

Tags: Carmenere, Chilean, red, review, Video, wine, wines

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  • Michael H.

    I promise…

  • Michael H.

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  • Tim

    Interesting show on Carmenere. I have never had the specific Carmeneres you tried. Curious why you would think a very young 2006 wine would be over oaked..of course the wine maker might be making a wine to age a few years and obviously the oak will fade as the flavors meld over a couple years.

    If you hate oak and only drink young wines you must hate Grange and all First Growths too? I am new to your site so I don’t know where you stand on this.

  • Tim

    Interesting show on Carmenere. I have never had the specific Carmeneres you tried. Curious why you would think a very young 2006 wine would be over oaked..of course the wine maker might be making a wine to age a few years and obviously the oak will fade as the flavors meld over a couple years.

    If you hate oak and only drink young wines you must hate Grange and all First Growths too? I am new to your site so I don’t know where you stand on this.

  • Gillian S.

    Thank you for doing a Carmenere show! I find this grape to have such a cool history, I’m wicked excited about it. I recently tried the Cono Sur Carmenere and it was pretty decent – sour red cherries all over the place. I’m a new Vayniac, so thanks for an awesome and entertaining learning forum!

  • Gillian S.

    Thank you for doing a Carmenere show! I find this grape to have such a cool history, I’m wicked excited about it. I recently tried the Cono Sur Carmenere and it was pretty decent – sour red cherries all over the place. I’m a new Vayniac, so thanks for an awesome and entertaining learning forum!

  • http://dcpatton.com/ dcpatton

    QOTD: I just had the 2007 Anakena Carmenere

    I also drink the Frontera regularly. Looking to get my hands on the Cono Sur Carmenere.

  • http://dcpatton.com/ dcpatton

    QOTD: I just had the 2007 Anakena Carmenere

    I also drink the Frontera regularly. Looking to get my hands on the Cono Sur Carmenere.

  • Matt Davis

    Gary, my favorite wine these days is a carmenere from Chile, Paso Rojo 2006, Central Valley. I bought a case, because I got such a great deal on it as they were closing it out. That is from my wine distributor, by the way. I run a restaurant. After drinking the case with my wife and some frineds over a month, I purchased the remaining 10 cases that my distributor had. In my opinion, it is amazing. I can send you a bottle if you would like.

    matt davis

  • Matt Davis

    Gary, my favorite wine these days is a carmenere from Chile, Paso Rojo 2006, Central Valley. I bought a case, because I got such a great deal on it as they were closing it out. That is from my wine distributor, by the way. I run a restaurant. After drinking the case with my wife and some frineds over a month, I purchased the remaining 10 cases that my distributor had. In my opinion, it is amazing. I can send you a bottle if you would like.

    matt davis

  • nnothing

    Qotd: the last one was the ventisquero reserva 2007 carmenere (which really needs to breathe for 3 hours or so) it starts off all dirty and green but after 3 hours or so it really opens up to reveal explosive fruits.

    I also like the terra andina which also needs a bit of air but when it opens you get explosive strawberry and raspberry and even a hint of like almond paste.

  • nnothing

    Qotd: the last one was the ventisquero reserva 2007 carmenere (which really needs to breathe for 3 hours or so) it starts off all dirty and green but after 3 hours or so it really opens up to reveal explosive fruits.

    I also like the terra andina which also needs a bit of air but when it opens you get explosive strawberry and raspberry and even a hint of like almond paste.

  • TommyB

    Yo! Drinking a 2008 Chilean Fairtrade Carmenere right now at this precise moment in time. Unfortunately – it’s not a great bottle either! But I’ve had some nice Carmenere’s in the past from Chile, the Cono Sur one is very solid if a little on the “beefy” side!

  • TommyB

    Yo! Drinking a 2008 Chilean Fairtrade Carmenere right now at this precise moment in time. Unfortunately – it’s not a great bottle either! But I’ve had some nice Carmenere’s in the past from Chile, the Cono Sur one is very solid if a little on the “beefy” side!

  • http://theindustrymademedoit.blogspot.com/ Weston

    2005 Cornellana Estate Barrel Reserve Carmenere. Fantastic Wine, def. not green then again I have not had a bottle in a while still couple left in my cellar

  • http://theindustrymademedoit.blogspot.com/ Weston

    2005 Cornellana Estate Barrel Reserve Carmenere. Fantastic Wine, def. not green then again I have not had a bottle in a while still couple left in my cellar

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Entry level Errazuriz carmenere. It was pretty good, not too mocha-y.

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Entry level Errazuriz carmenere. It was pretty good, not too mocha-y.

  • FromChile

    Recently getting into wines, and have been catching up on my episodes of winelibrary tv. In the case of carmenere, I’m currently in Chile and even the Chileans don’t fully appreciate it. I’m glad you do some things with Chilean wines, specifically ones I can now go out and taste. I liked the Errazuriz Single Vineyard Carm. but to each his own. Give the De Martino Alto de Piedras Carm. a try, I’d like to see what you think. If you’re going Concha y Toro, at least do a Casillero del Diablo or Terrunyo. There’s also a good ensemblaje lurking around from Francois Lurton’s Hacienda Araucano- Cab. Sauv, Cab. Franc, and Carm. Interesting to know what you think. Later.

  • FromChile

    Recently getting into wines, and have been catching up on my episodes of winelibrary tv. In the case of carmenere, I’m currently in Chile and even the Chileans don’t fully appreciate it. I’m glad you do some things with Chilean wines, specifically ones I can now go out and taste. I liked the Errazuriz Single Vineyard Carm. but to each his own. Give the De Martino Alto de Piedras Carm. a try, I’d like to see what you think. If you’re going Concha y Toro, at least do a Casillero del Diablo or Terrunyo. There’s also a good ensemblaje lurking around from Francois Lurton’s Hacienda Araucano- Cab. Sauv, Cab. Franc, and Carm. Interesting to know what you think. Later.

  • corkscrew

    Have had Chono Cab, interesting grape, smells like roasted meats. QOTD-Odfjell was good. http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    qotd: I’ve had quite a few, but I can’t remember the last 1, it’s been a while since I’ve had one.

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