Sena – Chilean wine. Tobacco notes.

Posted: November 14, 2014 in wine
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All wines with the Robert Modavi name seems to turn to gold – Opus One is the most famous.

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Argentina has Malbec.  Chile is trying to introduce Carmenere to the world.  Sena is a JV between Robert Mondavi and a Chilean winemaker so if anything, this winery will have money.  It’s very American tasting.  It’s on par with my Spanish wine love of El Nido Clio.  I love the fact the wine has tobacco notes, it makes it easier to discern.

Grape Varietals – 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenere, 12% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot.

Taste: Blackberry, cinnamon and pepper spice and most notably Tobacco.  I loved the tobacco taste.  It’s not overly pungent nor does it smell like cigarettes.  It’s very easy to drink so this is one to uncork with a bunch of friends as you don’t want it sneaking up on you.

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Interesting note – you won’t be able to find nor buy the 2009 vintage as Cathay Pacific bought it all.

  1. brynneashley says:

    Carmenere is one of my new favorite wines. Nice post!

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