From Costco comes the 2008 Viña Seña Carménère Arboleda for $13.99. Based on the sign at Costco Wine Enthusiast thought the 2008 wasn’t too bad:
Interestingly, the Carménère grape was originally grown in France but never found favor there and is rarely grown today. It has really taken off in Chile; however, where it was confused with Merlot for many years. Wikipedia has more on the history of this grape here.
We found this wine to have a bit of a smoky, slightly spicy, berry flavor. It was a pleasant drink, although not super smooth. While I can say I did enjoy it, there really wasn’t anything special about it. If the mood hits me just right, I might pick up another bottle but otherwise I think my money will be better spent elsewhere.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.
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