Neyen, Espiritu de Apalta, Carmenere-Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Apalta Valley, Chile
Tasting Note: This carmenere-cabernet blend tastes predominately of carmenere (Carmenere 55%, Cabernet Sauvignon 45%) and has carmenere’s sometimes associated green-pepper aroma along with violet aromas on the nose.
On the palate the multi-dimensional wine is medium-plus in acidity with a chalky finish registering on the back and sides of your tongue.
A solid carmenere-cabernet blend of the type you’ll want to have more of in the future.
Tasted: ABCs of South America Dinner with Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein, City Winery Event NYC
Tasting Date: October 20, 2015