A Fine Sunday Afternoon out here in the West. I've got a bottle of South Amercian red open tonight - specifically a Marchigue Carmenere. Caremenere is a French varietal that is not grown extensively in France, but has found a home in South America.
Dark ruby red, the wine has a nose of red fruits and spice. On the tongue it is a bit spicy with some soft tannins and just a bit of residual sugar to round them out. This should go well with the Tri-Tip on the grill tonight.