Santa Rita Medalla Real Carmenere 2009
Delicious with steak, barbecue, venison, game birds, and ripe blue cheeses.
The 2009 Carmenere Medalla Real is nicely framed by its oak. Aromas of pain grille, graphite, dark chocolate, plum, and blackberry are followed by a medium- to full-bodied, layered, full-flavored wine with enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years at which point it could well merit an outstanding rating. As is, it is an outstanding value.
Sleek and racy, with plenty of juicy acidity behind the plush raspberry, dark currant and coffee flavors. Shows white pepper accents midpalate, lingering on the slate-filled finish. Drink now through 2018.
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In 1980, it was acquired by its present owner, Ricardo Claro, under whom Santa Rita has reaped the rewards of continuous investment, resulting in a period of impressive growth, during which the winery has consolidated... View More