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Carmela Vineyards Cabernet-Merlot 2005

Member Review by jtryka:

This one is an interesting blend, modeled after some of the classic Bordeaux blends, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and this one is split right down the middle with 50% of each grape in the blend. At first pour, this wine has a strong aroma of alcohol, but some time in the glass and it begins to open up a bit. The nose has a lot of carbon and smoke, along with some lovely dry herbs. The taste has some mild fruit at the outset, giving way to some herb flavors and concentrated spice leading to a very dry finish. In sharing our thoughts on this wine, one person in the group exclaimed "Hot Lava!" so that might give you some sense of this one! See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/10/2005-carmela-cabernet-merlot-blend.html

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Carmela Estates Winery:
Carmela Vineyards, owned and operated by Roger Jones, is one of Idaho's most complete wineries. Varieties of wine made include Chardonnay, Semillon, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir. Thirty acres of vineyards surround the winery on a slope overlooking the Snake River. Carmela has a 60,000 gallon capacity in it's growing wine cellar, and is comp... Read more
Carmela Vineyards, owned and operated by Roger Jones, is one of Idaho's most complete wineries. Varieties of wine made include Chardonnay, Semillon, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir. Thirty acres of vineyards surround the winery on a slope overlooking the Snake River. Carmela has a 60,000 gallon capacity in it's growing wine cellar, and is complete with lab and bottling room, gift shop, restaurant, and a 9 hole 34 par golf course that winds through the vineyards. Visit our beautiful winery and spend some quality time tasting our award winning wines. Take a tour of our wine cellar. Stay in our cozy cabin, relax with a round of golf, have a refreshing drink in our lounge before enjoying a wonderful meal in our dining room. Read less

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Snooth User: jtryka
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3.00 5
10/14/2012

This one is an interesting blend, modeled after some of the classic Bordeaux blends, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and this one is split right down the middle with 50% of each grape in the blend. At first pour, this wine has a strong aroma of alcohol, but some time in the glass and it begins to open up a bit. The nose has a lot of carbon and smoke, along with some lovely dry herbs. The taste has some mild fruit at the outset, giving way to some herb flavors and concentrated spice leading to a very dry finish. In sharing our thoughts on this wine, one person in the group exclaimed "Hot Lava!" so that might give you some sense of this one! See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/10/2005-carmela-cabernet-merlot-blend.html




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