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Carmenet Vineyards

Owner(s) Bronco Wine Company
 
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This long-standing and well-respected wine brand (formerly part of the Chalone group of wineries) is a new addition to the Bronco Wine Company lineup. The word, Carmenet, can trace its origins to Bordeaux.

The lineup includes a collection of Vintner's Reserve wines from the California appellation including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. The winemaker is John Albaugh.

Carmenet wine is widely distributed and represents excellent value.

Reviewed Wines

2009 Carmenet Vintner’s Collection Reserve California Chardonnay

12.5% alc., pH 3.41, TA 0.555, $11.99. · Light straw color in the glass. Delicate but alluring aromas and flavors of white peaches and pears with a hint of citrus and oak. Crisp and pleasing. The low alcohol is a favorable feature. A perfect everyday wine that works as an aperitif or food compliment. Good (+). Reviewed September 2, 2011 ARTICLE »

2009 Carmenet Vintner’s Collection Reserve California Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.341, $11.99. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherries, underbrush, mown hay and oak. Tasty core of juicy black cherry and dark berry fruits with a hint of anise, savory herbs and oak. A lighter offering with good structural integrity and charm. A solid wine at this price, and an excellent introduction to Pinot Noir for newbies or an acceptable daily drinker for pinotaficionados. Good. Reviewed September 2, 2011 ARTICLE »