Dorothy Gaiter and John Breche write the Tastings column for the Wall Street Journal. They’ve filled their glasses with their share of Carmenere over the years–as most serious tasters have–but they had never developed a real relationship with it until now.
This new look at Chile’s signature grape began with a chance bottle found on a short but well-designed wine list at Hattie’s,a favorite restaurant in Saratoga Springs, New York. It turned out to be the perfect match for some real down-home southern-style cooking (now you know the real secret for pairing wine with fried chicken and collard greens!)
They decided that the time had come for a more serious review of what was on their local shelves…. They liked it best when it tasted like itself–full of dark fruit and spice with just a hint of green pepper–but added a bit of a warning about the potential for oak abuse. Bottom line, they point out, is that these are very reasonably priced wines, and at these prices, you can’t go wrong!
Read what they have to say at “Wall Street Journal, Tastings: Carmenere”
And be sure to watch the video!