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Nice Carmenere
2017

Nice Carmenere
Wine Details
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Napa Valley
Alcohol %
14
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$75.00
/ 2017 Vintage
SKU: 000000000338

Mt. Veeder produces staggeringly intense and complex wines from its high-altitude estate vineyards. This wild and isolated wine-growing region features panoramic views, sparse soils, steep terrain, and some of the lowest yields in all of the Napa Valley. Fierce winds and rocky, gravely soil create grapes with intense flavor and ripe tannins. This vineyard is famous for its rugged terrain, where virtually all work in the vineyard must be done by hand. 

This wine is a rare creation from 100% mountain-grown Carménère grapes.  Carménère is one of the oldest grapes used to produce Bordeaux wine, likely planted by the Romans. Carménère takes its name from "carmin", which can be translated into crimson, due to the crimson color the leaves take on just before leaf fall in autumn. Carménère was used in all the great Bordeaux wines up until the Phylloxera epidemic in the early 1900's. Following the Phylloxera devastation, Bordeaux wine growers did not replant Carménère. They replaced it with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. 

Carménère naturally matches well with smoked, grilled or roasted meats.  This particular wine is perfectly paired with Beef Bourguignon. Due to its character, it also matches perfectly with some spicy dishes and strong, hard cheeses.  We suggest 30 minutes of decanting for prime flavor expression.  

Tasting Notes: Black Cherry. Rhubarb. Sage. Silky Tannins. Ample Acidity. Complex Body.

 

Wine Details
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Napa Valley
Alcohol %
14
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Josh
(Sep 1, 2020 at 3:57 PM)
4.25 stars. Delicious. Enjoyed with spicy indian fusion. Mocha, lavender, black cherry, vanilla, blueberry. Smooth as silk. Firm tannins. Held up to spicy sauce very well!

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