The word Carmenet (Car-men-ay) traces back to the Bordeaux wine region in France as an archaic name of a variety used in some traditional Bordeaux blends. Carmenet honors the inspiration behind their name by producing an outstanding example of Bordeaux's currently most popular varietal Merlot.
This wine consists of 82% Merlot blended with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Rubired, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Ripe fruit aromas of fresh berries, red plum and cherry are robust and lead to rich flavors of fresh berry pie, milk chocolate and notes of black tea on the palate. The wine is well structured with a juicy mouthfeel, smooth tannins and a lasting finish.