This Chiñigue Andes Collection Carmenere 2006 is a wine from the Curico Valley region of Chile. We picked this wine tonight because our son, Tony, called today from Guayaquil, Equador. He was leaving shortly for Peru. Hence, the Chilean wine! Hey, it’s close, relatively speaking. We are celebrating hearing from Tony and knowing he is safe and having quite the adventure. The wine is very good — my kind of big red. It is almost black in color with a mellow-spice nose. On the palate is earth, lush fruit and a hint of caramel. This will go well with our roasted chicken dinner tonight.
Tom: This is very, very nice. Dry, tannic. Bitter chocolaty. A bit more fruit forward than some of the very austere cabs we have had lately. Very drinkable, very nice.