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Apr 01

Wine Review: Oops!

In honor of April Fool's Day (yet in all seriousness), Kevin and I chose to review the Oops! Chilean wines sent to us by our friend Rob. With a label like Oops!, these were meant to be reviewed on a fun day.

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Oops! is rather fun, from its heritage to its packaging. The label is among the most creative and most educational I've come across. Created to mimic an old-fashioned newspaper, it tells the story of how the Carmenere grape came to Chile -  a giant oops. According to the web site,

Carmenère root stock had been transplanted
from France over a century ago before the particularly nasty root louse
threatened its very existence. Soon forgotten, the Carmenère grapes
grew freely with Merlot grapes and were assumed to be Merlot until, suddenly
in 1994, viticulturist Jean-Michel Boursiquit revealed the mistake. Oops!

So there you go. Carmenere is the "lost grape of Bordeaux." The Carmenere grape is known for imparting flavors of plums, tobacco, coffee, and black pepper.

Both of these wines have a standard retail price of $12, but I bet you can find them for around $9.99.

Oops! Spicy Splendor Carmenere: This was our least favorite of the two. I found it to be a bit green – slightly herbaceous. The green-ness wore off a little but it never completely left. Kevin liked the mineral quality he found in the wine. It had a little bit of tannins, but was overall a pretty simple wine.
Our review:

Oops! Cheeky Little White Sauvignon Blanc: This wine is 85% Sauvignon Blanc and, interestingly, 15% Carmenere. We had this wine paired with Chinese food, and it was an excellent pairing. The nose was a bit astringent and lemony. It was a tart tart tart wine, filled with grapefruits, lemon, and lime, and obviously pretty acidic. This was a very easy to drink wine – especially with the Chinese food. We deemed it a porch wine for the summer.
Our review:

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