Santa Carolina is one of Chile's oldest wineries and has been making wine in Chile's Central Valley for over 125 years. Its founding French enologists were pioneers here, bringing select Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc clones to the valley. In 1973, its original warehouse was declared a national monument for its architectural integrity and beauty; it is still in operation today. With their long winemaking history, extensive vineyard holdings in several premier regions, and constant innovation, Santa Carolina continues to provide consumers with a quality array of wines.
Winery - Santa Carolina Winery
Location- Macul, Santiago, Chile
Wine - Santa Carolina 2010 Premio Red Wine
Varietals - undisclosed
Appellation - D.O. Central Valley
Alcohol - 12.5% v/v
Price - $8 USD
Nose/Aroma - Fruit punch
Palate/Flavors - Candied cherries, jammy. Hint of licorice/anise. Sweet, broad mouthfeel, low/med. acid, not phenolic or alcoholic.
Style - Easy-drinking.
Food Pairing -This wouldn't go with too powerful a dish, but I think it would go well with a semi-spicy pasta dish.
Comments - This wine is definitely a drink now type of wine; it was enjoyable but had too much sugar, which made it unbalanced. This definitely has Carmenere in it, and I would guess maybe some Pinot Noir as well.