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2005 Yorkville Cellars Carmenere "Rennie Vineyard"

Carmenere

Winery: Yorkville Cellars

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rennie Vineyard"

Wine Category: Carmenere

Grape blend: 76% Carmenere, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 12% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Yorkville Highlands

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 200

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: February 19, 2008

Wine Review: Yorkville have made some really fun and tasty organic wines that we have enjoyed and recommended since our trip to Anderson Valley a couple years back in the past. This year we found their new Carmenere to be our favorite. This dark purple wine opens with a light pepper bouquet with some berries mixed in. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is very smooth, well balanced, and has a dry mouthfeel. The flavor profile is nicely complex with light blackberry flavors along with some black tea, spices, and a touch of black pepper. So if you are looking for a really good organic wine that also may be North America’s only Carmenere give the good folks at Yorkville Cellars a call. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Blueberry fruit aromas, some tart cherry/cranberry notes midpalate. Roses, anise, smokey leafy note on nose. Bright and refreshing, with boysenberry fruit and light tannins to finish.

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