Carmenere, the flaghip grape of Chile, was once often mistaken for merlot. The mixup was so bad that for a time many Chilean producers would label their wines Merlot/Carmenere because they couldn¿t distinguish between the two in the vineyards. This case of mistaken identity speaks to the style of wine that carmenere makes. Generally they are full and generous with soft tannins and dark fruits. This carmenere from Chono is a tasty, juicy red with notes of plums, spice, and bell peppers.