What We’re Drinking – Casa Silva Los Lingues Vineyard Carmenere 2015

The color is a dark purple/red, nearly black at the center. The nose is loaded with espresso grounds and unsweetened chocolate. On the palate, black raspberries, espresso grounds, and unsweetened chocolate explode on the palate. Just the tiniest hints of green pepper announce “Chile,” but not enough to detract from the rich dark flavors coming through. It is chewy and dark, tannins sweet, poised in anticipation of pairing with a ell-marbled bone-in strip steak. Highly Recommended. 90 points. DBH

WHO: Casa Silva
WHAT: Carmenere
WHEN: 2015
DESIGNATION: Los Lingues Vineyard
WHERE: Valle de Colchagua, Chile
HOW MUCH: $22 (media sample)