2012 Carmen Grand Reserva Cabernet

I admit I did buy this because the name was so similar to my own and I thought.. I’ve never met a bad Carman! (Or Carmen) and BOY do I like a good chilean cabernet… and man what a wallop this packed. I read a little about this vineyard and loved the story of the immigrant “Germano-chileno” entrepreneur Christian Lanz who founded it, and named his livelihood after his wife Carmen. Its a high value high tasty vino that I shared with my “new world” friends Koxie and Wanji on a night the kids blessedly stayed in bed WHERE THEY BELONG.