Posts Tagged ‘Apaltagua’

It’s Wine Wednesday people! After a heartbreak overtime loss last night by my Hokies, I am definitely in need of some cheer. Anyways, I am by no means a wine expert, but I thought I would share my thoughts on a different wine each Wednesday. I’ll feature some old favorites and try out new bottles as well.

Today, one of my personal favorites: Apaltagua Envero Carménère 2008

I first had this at a wine tasting at Arrowine in Arlington; I also never tried or heard of Carménère. Today, these grapes are mainly grown in Chile and is considered Chile’s signature grape. This particular bottle is 90% Carménère and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. I really enjoyed this at the tasting; it reminded me of roasted red peppers, smooth with a little spice.

Since then, I have bought this bottle many times. I’ve never seen it at the grocery store, but I can usually always find it in specialty wine shops. I have tried lots of different bottles of Carménère, but this is by far my favorite. I you haven’t tried Carménère or are already a fan, this is a great purchase.



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