Carmen Winemaker's Red
Tasting Notes: “As winemakers, we interpret the character of places. I believe in a respectful management of the vineyard and low intervention winemaking. In terms of styles I always try to think about who is going to actually, drink the wine” - Emily Faulconer, Carmen’s Chief Winemaker since mid-2017. For International Women's Day, I am celebrating Emily! A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Grande Vidure, 20% Petite Syrah and 10% Merlot, it is as if you can clearly account for each varietal's contribution. Ripe cassis, cherry, plum, and spice flavors are buttressed by well-integrated oak. Beautifully balanced, it has good acidity and mature tannins, and closes with a long, satisfying finish. Great wine for tonight's grilled T-bone, and worthy of mid-term cellaring.