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This is special, and after you drink one bottle you’re going to wish you had bought more. Carmenere is believed to have originated in Spain and was brought to Bordeaux during Roman times. It was always temperamental to grow in France and in the mid 1800 supposedly went extinct after the Phylloxera epidemic. In the mid 1990s Carmenere was rediscovered in Chile where it was being bottled as Merlot. (Note: the wine has a similar body to Merlot, but does not taste like Merlot.) Today Mount Palomar is one of the very few producers of this varietal in the United States
Our first release, and extremely limited, the 2013 Carmenere has scents of sweet Assam Tea, guava blossom, cola and hints of anise and vanilla. The mouth feel is round and velvety with tastes of tart cherry, pipe tobacco, sweet hickory smoke, Navel Orange and Mexican Hot Chocolate.
Aged for 48 months in American and French oak barrels.