We’ve been drinking Oops Wines for a little over a year now and it’s on our regular purchase list. We get them from Safeway, who seems to be the only carrier of the wine in our area. Tonight’s selection was Carmen’re Merlot.
The (oops) 2009 Carmen’re Merlot was sourced from multiple vineyards in two distinctive regions of Chile’s Valle Central, Colchagua and Maipo.
This vintage has been blended for even more richness and texture. Fruit to the forefront and a light touch of oak makes for great food compatibility. Try with grilled, roasted, or braised meat dishes, especially lamb, medium bodied fish such as salmon or tuna steaks, stews, burgers, pastas, and soups.
They are right on about its food compatibility. We had it with spaghetti and Italian sausage, which it went well with as well. In my case, I eat veggies instead of noodles, and broccoli and tomato sauce worked with this wine too. In fact, it’s better if you drink it with food. Without food it leaves a slight sour aftertaste, although that shouldn’t discourage your from trying this one.
All in all, I give it a 3.5 out of 5