Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 315,619 strong:

Register Today!

San Pedro 1865 Selected Vineyards Carmenère 2017 Wine Review

San Pedro 1865 Selected Vineyards Carmenère 2017

San Pedro 1865 Selected Vineyards Carmenère 2017

Maule Valley D.O., Chile

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 7

  Add My Review

Price: $19.95

Drink: 2018-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: San Pedro

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

More Vintages: 2019  2018  2016  2009  2015 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

See More Edit
  • 771394
  • $16.81 
  • 1,055 bottles
Park Royal96 Add
Fort Street78 Add
Commercial Drive74 Add
Blanshard Square46 Add
Penticton Plaza37 Add
See More Edit

Reviews and Ratings

Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A lovely and aromatic Carmenere from Pencahue in the Maule Valley. This Red has a complex nose with aromas of raspberry, red pepper, wet cedar, hints of tobacco, sweet spice, cocoa, and a touch of vanilla bean. We are more on the dark fruit spectrum on the palate with tart plum and blackcurrant flavours as well as black pepper and a lingering espresso finish. It is full-bodied with smooth tannins. Nice product!

Wine-Food Pairing: Grilled beef. Sharp cheeses.

Tasted October 2018 at the Vina San Pedro wine tasting event.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A 100% Carmenere from Chile's Maule Valley, which has a perfect climate for this varietal. Deep violet/red, with intense aromas of red berries: raspberries, strawberries and cherries, as well as green pepper and spicy nutmeg. The full-bodied palate shows dark fruit, herbal aspects and spicy notes of dark chocolate, mocha and white pepper. Soft, smooth tannins with excellent structure and balance, and a lingering spicy finish. Terrific match for pheasant, partridge, grilled red meats, risotto and strong cheeses.
Tasted Oct. 2018 with the winemaker, Matias Cruzat.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Carmenere is typically a late-ripening grape (usually picked after Cabernet Sauvignon) and as it likes a warmer climate, tends to have lower acidity than Cab Sauv (amongst other traits). Winemaker for San Pedro, Matias Cruzat, handles his Carmenere deftly - it has rich, ripe black fruit and red berry overtones, a little tobacco leaf, sweet spice, dark chocolate and very little of the vegetal character that sometimes crops up with Carmenere. Lovely long finish and fine tannins. For food pairings, think game - elk, venison, wild turkey.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Ruby red, full bodied, dry. Mocha, black currant, savoury, paprika and saffron. Smooth tannins, balanced. Would pair with blackened cajun catfish. Tasted 2017 vintage in October 2018. 90 points #goodvalue
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

An afternoon fave. Now they know how to vinify and make the wine has improved over the past 20 years, winemaker Matias Cruzat excitedly exclaimed to us during his tasting. This Carmenere was confidently showing thick, slow moving legs with an abundant bouquet of dark and light plums, cassis, vanilla, suede leather and delicate flowering herbs. Flavours reveal spicy, juicy blackcurrant, blackberry, fresh figs and dark chocolate. Medium plus acidity, medium body and finish with juicy, flavourful mineral touches. Juicy, mouthwatering and flavour filled! A fine pairing for rustic meats, herbed pork loin or lamb. 90 points - Tasted October 23
Gwen Barton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Grapes grown in the Chilean Maule Valley with thin, rocky and well drained soils - perfect conditions for Carmenere vines. Deep violet in colour. Med-full bodied with notes of blackberry, currant, bell pepper and sweet paprika. Nice complexity. Pair with roasted chicken in saffron sauce. Tasted: Nov 2018
Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

From Pencahue in the Maule Valley, which is the biggest valley in Chile, the 1865 Selected Vineyards 2017 100% Carmenere was harvested by hand at the Vinas San Pedro Vineyard, which is owned by 1865 Vineyards. This wine exposed aromas of ripe raspberry, cherry, green peppercorn, sweet smoke and oak. On the palate, ripe red cherry, raspberry, green bell pepper, wet gravel, chocolate and oak. Full body with a long finish, this wine shows lovely tannin and acidity. Pair with strong cheese or pasta. Enjoy. Tasted at Chateau Laurier winemakers from Vina San Pedro’s properties 1865 Single Vineyards October 2018.

If you liked the San Pedro 1865 Selected Vineyards Carmenère 2017, you might also like these wines:

Recipes for San Pedro 1865 Selected Vineyards Carmenère 2017



Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Francis Coppola Red Wine
Pinot Noir 2019,
California ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 315,619 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  




Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award