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Tierra Del Sol Estate Carmenere 2012 [8 17870 01055 4]

Recommendation: Not Recommended.

Winery/Producer:Bodegas y Vinedos De Aguirre; Santiago, Chile.

Grape Variety: Carmènère.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Maule Valley; Chile.

Vintage: 2012.

Price: $9.00

Purchased From: Village Tavern; Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Wine tasting dinner)

Paired With: Lentil soup, cucumber and tomato salad flavored with basil dressing.

Tasting:

    He said: Clear deep ruby red color. Fairly strong red fruit aromas. Soft cherry and red fruit taste that goes right through a fairly blah, short-length finish. I would classify this as “not bad”…which pretty much means it has NOTHING that stands out. It’s best characteristic is the gentle tannins. And even at $9.00 I would not recommend it. If I had to sum it up I would say it’s an OK cheap red wine…and I’m being kind!!!

    She said: How do you describe a one dimensional wine? There is little aroma or flavor but it is fairly smooth and dry. Without much body, it also lacked a good finish. Nothing bad about it but nothing to recommend it. It was dreadful with the soup and much better with the salad. Worse with chocolate. If you need an inexpensive wine that will not offend a big crowd this is one to consider.

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Alcohol: 13.5%