Wine Find

WINE FIND

July 22, 2009|By Michael Dresser

2007 Root: 1 Carmenere

From: Colchagua Valley, Chile

Price: $13

Serve with: Grilled steak, pasta

Thanks to Betsy Farrell for tipping me off to this smooth, affordably priced wine from the underappreciated carmenere grape, a red Bordeaux varietal that has flourished more in Chile than it ever did in France. This lush, ripe wine offers plenty of portlike flavor of blackberry and plums and an appealing spiciness. There's a lot of value here.

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