The Carlton Restaurant

Wine To Go: Argentina, Chilean, Spanish Reds

Argentina, Chilean, Spanish Reds

Argentina Reds

ALFREDO ROCA MENDOZA MALBEC’14…………………….…….….22.99

LAMADRID  AGRELO-MENDOZA“RESERVE” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’10 – “Perfumed, ripe aromas of redcurrant, tobacco leaf, graphite and beefsteak tomato. Sweet, supple and lush, with moderate complexity and no rough edges. Finishes with soft tannins.”….37.99

LAMADRID  AGRELO-MENDOZA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’12…..23.99

LAMADRID MENDOZA CABERNET FRANC’13…………………………32.99

LOS MENDANOS MENDOZA MALBEC’17 ……26.99

PASCUAL TOSO MENDOZA “ALTA BARRANCAS” SYRAH’14 – Dark woody mossy aromas are heavy, ripe and suggest raisin and prune. This Syrah is stacked and dense on the palate, with hard tannins that pinch. Blackened burnt flavors of blackberry, toast, baking spices, campfire and bacon finish with overt, dominating oak.”…..59.99

VALENTIN BIANCHI MENDOZA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’15  –  “Aromas of berry fruits, raisin, baking spices and cigar box open this full-bodied wine. Lifting acidity lends vitality to the palate that tastes of spiced berry fruits and chocolaty oak. A racy finish is full of energy.”…….25.99

 

Chilean Reds

DON MELCHOR PUENTE ALTO CABERNET SAUVIGNON’13 – Initially this smells foxy, with jumpy untamed berry and plum notes racing across the nose. After the aromas come around, this is hard and choppy on the palate, while herbal black-plum and carob flavors finish more lushly than before, but still fairly tannic.”…..128.99

DON MELCHOR PUENTE ALTO CABERNET SAUVIGNON’14 – A ripe, rich and full-bodied red, with powerful flavors of dark cherry, plum pudding and currant that feature a lush creaminess. Firm and savory midpalate, ending with a long and refined finish that shows mineral and cocoa butter accents, supported by dusty tannins.”…..128.99

DON MELCHOR PUENTE ALTO CABERNET SAUVIGNON’15 – An elegant and rich-tasting red, full of concentrated red plum, cherry and currant flavors, backed suave, medium-grained tannins. The finish offers a caressing palate of lush spice, cocoa powder and cream nuances.”…..128.99

ENGINE HOUSE CHILEAN  “STEWARDCABERNET FRANC’15…….40.99

LOS VASCOS  COLCHAGUA “RESERVE” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’08 – “Forward, offering linzer torte and black cherry notes backed by a hint of fruitcake. Medium-weight, with a slightly firm finish.”…72.99

LOS VASCOS LE DIX COLCHAGUA “ROTHSCHILD” CABERNET SUVIGNON’16 – A vibrant red, offering intense red cherry and red currant flavors that are well-structured, with notes of dried tarragon. Accents of Christmas pudding on the creamy finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Syrah.”………97.99

MAREAS CHILEAN CARMENERE’17.………..26.99

MATETIC ACONCAQUA “CORRALILLO WINEMAKERS” RED BLEND’13 – “The good climate blend 2013 Winemaker’s Blend Corralillo is Syrah-based and then there is some 33% Malbec and 18% Cabernet Franc from their El Rosario vineyard, where they have the older plantings, plus a pinch of Petit Verdot. The grapes are destemmed and crushed and put in one open-top tank by gravity. There is a seven-day cold soak and then fermentation starts. Malolactic is in barrels where the wine matured for 16 months. The blend is done at the end, before bottling. They look for hillside vineyards as they get the expression of Syrah with more red fruit and less black olives, fresher, which goes better with the floral aromas of Malbec, and the chocolate and tobacco notes of Cabernet Franc. The nose is very showy, floral, aromatic, intense and clean with integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and the freshness of place, as well as the 2013 growing conditions. There are not that many cool climate blends.”…….45.99

NEYEN COLCHAGUA “ESPIRITU DE APALTA” RED BLEND’08 – 80% Carmenere, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky deep maroon. Big plum character, with ample cinnamon, dark chocolate, and vanilla notes. Big body with a lasting, yet balanced, finish. Deep and rich, it stands up well to a big meal while also working enjoyably as a winter sipper.”………………..73.99

THE DECK ROYAL FLUSH ITATA VALLEY PINOT NOIR10………………..20.99

THE DESCENT VALLE CENTRAL MERLOT15…………26.99

VINA MONTES COLCHAQUA VALLEY “LIMITEDCABERNET-CARMENERE’13 ………..20.99

Spanish Red

BODEGAS  EL ANGOSTO “LA TRIBU” SYRAH BLEND ’10 – “The entry-level 2010 La Tribu is made up of equal parts Monastrell, Garnacha, and Syrah aged in oak for 4 months. Aromas of meat, game, underbrush, blackberry, and blueberry are followed by a succulent, impeccably balanced, friendly wine that offers outstanding value.”…25.99

CELLARS CAPAFONS-OSSO “MONSANT MASIA ESPLANES”’03 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION “Rugged tannins give way to roasted plum, coffee and earth flavors in this solid, rustic red.  Has grip, but it’s tough. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Garnacha and Carinena”…44.99

CIMS DE PORRERA “PRIORAT CLASSIC”’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION  – Ripe, almost roasted, with black cherry, wild herb, licorice and black pepper notes.  Has rich, round tannins and good concentration, but remains balanced and generous, with a spicy finish.”…93.99

CLOS DOMINIC VINYES “BIAXES”’04…46.99

CLOS MOGADOR PRIORAT/MONSTANT “COM TU” GRENACHE’17 – “Dense colour with purple highlights.  The reduction and the initial impression on the nose are a little wild but relax with oxidation. The aromas, in a “Southern” style, are expressed in notes of fruit liquor such as cherry, redcurrant, blackberry and lightly spiced with liquorice. The palate is rather fluid, but at the same time quite dense, with herbal and mineral hints that give it a fresh and dynamic aspect.  The tannins are blended, powerful, sappy, fleshy and greedy but also retains a crisp structure.  A thoughtful wine made with style.”…….69.99

CONTINO RIOJA “RESERVE” TEMPRANILLO’14 – Berry and oak aromas are not overly deep. On the palate, this is more defined, with lively acidity and popping fruit. Plum, spiced berry and currant flavors end with chocolaty oak, nutmeg and blueberry notes.”………48.99

CUEVA LLANA RIBERA DEL JUCAR SYRAH’17…………….27.99

FLOR D’ ENGLORA ROURE MONSTANT’09…25.99

JARO CHAFADIN RIBERA DEL DUERO TEMPRANILLO’13………….53.99

LO NUEVO SORBO A SORBO CALATAYUD “OLD VINES”  GRANACHA BLEND’12……….20.99

OSCAR TOBIA RIOJA “RESERVE” TEMPRANILLO BLEND 09 – “The 2009 Oscar Tobia Reserva is Tempranillo with 5% Graciano aged for 26 months in a mix of French and Hungarian oak barrels, but shows much more traditional and serious with the wood neatly folded into the wine, with cigar box aromas and notes of red and black fruit, cinnamon and vanilla and developing some hints of leather, forest floor and truffle. The palate reveals a medium-bodied wine, with clean flavors and a remarkable finish.”…………….34.99

TANDEM ARS MEMORIA’07– “Deep dark plum colored.  Mature nose with notes of black currant (cassis), spices, black pepper, chocolate and cedar.  Fine tannins on the palate, with volume, long, friendly, with a long, elegant finish.  Fresh and elegant.”………62.99