Mission Codename Beautiful Beast
Today’s spectacular wine is a beast. An intoxicating, intriguing, delicious beast. This savory and exciting wine, which earned a 92 point score and Editor’s Choice from Wine Enthusiast Magazine, is a blend of Carménère (61%), Cabernet Sauvignon (26%), Cabernet Franc (8%) and Petit Verdot (5%).
While this wine may be slightly higher in price than Chilean wines that you are used to, rest assured that even at our price, the wine is a super QPR (Quality to Price Ratio) value that you should not miss out on.
Enjoy with a wide variety of complex pairings. In the summertime (and you really should hold a few bottles back), enjoy this wine with your favorite zesty BBQ or grilled steak. In the fall or winter, this wine would be a marvelous companion for your favorite roast.
This wine is drinking beautifully now, and it will continue to progress for the next few years. It drinks very well upon opening, but we recommend that you decant this delicious beast of a wine for best results.
What the Winery Says
2009 Gold Carmenere
- Marcela Chandía
- 92 Points & Editor’s Choice - Wine Enthusiast
- Colchagua Valley, Chile
- Varietal Composition
- 61% Carmenere, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
- 18 months in French oak, 35% new