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In Situ Viña San Esteban Carmenere 2012 Wine Review

In Situ Viña San Esteban Carmenere 2012

In Situ Viña San Esteban Carmenere 2012

Aconcagua Valley, Chile

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $15.95

Drink: 2015-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: In Situ

Agent: M.C.O.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Outstanding wine for the money! Produced by San Esteban, this robust Chilean red wine comes from the winery's Winemakers Selection. It offers aromas of cassis and cedar with full-bodied richness. This wine is named after the river that divides it in half. The region of Aconcagua in Chile is extremely warm and dry, ideal for ripening rich, full-bodied red wines. It's supple and layered on the palate, like liquid velvet. I'd drink this wine with hearty meat dishes.

Carmenere food pairings: pork tenderloin.

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This In Situ Viña San Esteban Carmenere 2012 was reviewed on January 31, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 54650
  • $9.73 
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Reviews and Ratings

Bill Wright Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Fully ripe fruit on the nose. Fruity and flavourful with a long tannic finish. Could benefit from some cellar time. Tasted Jan 31/16
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Dark ruby in color with loads of fruit on the nose - cassis, blueberry, black plum, baking spice and floral notes. Medium-bodied with medium tannins, the palate is presented with blueberry, plum and baking spice with a black pepper finish. Pair with lamb and beef dishes. Tasted January 31, 2016.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromas of cassis, new leather, black pepper, and a touch of green pepper. The taste is rich red and black berries, with a hint of black pepper.
Nick Onischuk - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The In Situ Vina San Esteban Carmenere 2012 is a great buy. This full bodied wine features aromas and flavours of plum, red berry fruit, and spice. Tasted January 31, 2016 (89/100)
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Bright fruit aromas, cherry and other berries, with a hint of pepper. Spice mixed with the fruit on the palate. medium tannin, medium to long finish. Great wine to try with pork tenderloin.
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

Pleasantly surprised by the fruity nose…
Presentation: I really like the label. I like the colours, the font, and the red dots that make it look like a tuxedo.
Appearance: Medium ruby
Nose: Fruity (blackberries, passion fruit, blueberries), green peppers, white pepper, and a touch of flowers in the back
Taste: Sour cherries, leather, green peppers.
Finish: leather, pepper.
Overall impression: An easy, fruit forward wine with some complexity in the back. Would be good with a variety of cheeses, red meats and pastas. Would definitely try this wine again.
Value: 4 out of 5
Produced by San Esteban, this full-bodied Chilean red wine is made from grapes grown on steep hillside vineyards with mysterious rock drawings from the ancient past. Finishes with licorice and spice. pair with chili con carne. The 2012 vintage of this wine won a Gold Medal at the 2014 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. - Community Wine Reviews

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