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2013 Falernia Carmenere "Reserva Pedriscal Vineyard"

Winery: Falernia

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserva Pedriscal Vineyard"

Wine Category: Carmenere

Grape blend: 100% Carmenere

Region: Elqui Valley

State or country: Chile

Price: $23

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 87.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 27, 2016

Wine Review: This midnight blue colored Carmenere is fruit bomb. It opens with a very attractive ripe blackberry and black cherry bouquet with hints of menthol. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, super smooth, juicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a yummy and complex blend of ripe blackberry jam with notes of dark chocolate, coffee and blueberry. On day two I also detected a faint hint of oak and touch of rum and minerality. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors fade away nicely. This is a perfect winter wine to enjoy by the fireplace. Serve it with Kerrygold Dubliner cheese with stone wheat crackers. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: 100% Carmenere "Appasimento" from the Elqui Valley. Intense and fruity on the nose and incredible softness in the mouth with velvety structure.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Falernia 2013 Reserva Carmenere.

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