The past few days, I’ve been down for the count with a migraine. Anyone who suffers from them knows that you can barely open your eyes, much less write. As for drinking wine, well, let’s just say, my studying was stymied. But all is well now and for my first glass back I chose something dark, red and full-bodied.
The 2008 Santa Rita Carmenere (Chile) was a nice, easy going wine to start back with. At first sip, it tasted young and bouncy and then settled in to a soft yet robust finish. The main essence was a rich grape with a nice hint of spice and mineral. A slight mineral taste in wine doesn’t mean it’s bad! It proved to be a good wine to sip, even better when paired with my steak dinner. The spicy undertones of the wine were brought to full effect by the juicy flavor and texture of the meat.
Out of 5, the 2008 Santa Rita Carmenere Reserva got 3 grapes.
I considered it a nice fist-shake to the headache gods.