Zorah

Karasi Areni Noir

9.113 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Armenia
Areni
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9.1

What stories do ancient mountains and their caves tell? Stories of beginnings. It’s hard not to be inspired drinking one of the world’s most ancient grape varieties made in one of the places that winemaking began. And when made with such grace, so much the better. Blackberry and licorice, plum and a touch of dark earth, with lingering notes of candied fennel seeds in the finish. Gorgeous acidity and a finely textured skein of tannins. Armenia’s going through a hard time right now. I salute the resilience of her people.

What stories do ancient mountains and their caves tell? Stories of beginnings. It’s hard not to be inspired drinking one of the world’s most ancient grape varieties made in one of the places that winemaking began. And when made with such grace, so much the better. Blackberry and licorice, plum and a touch of dark earth, with lingering notes of candied fennel seeds in the finish. Gorgeous acidity and a finely textured skein of tannins. Armenia’s going through a hard time right now. I salute the resilience of her people.

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2021
Ray Vanderhoff

So unique and so interesting. Another great vintage of this Wonderful wine. Earthy aromas and flavors along with Blackberry, plum and licorice. Intense herbal and purple flower notes. Medium ruby color, light body and smooth tannins. A unique, historical and lovely wine.

So unique and so interesting. Another great vintage of this Wonderful wine. Earthy aromas and flavors along with Blackberry, plum and licorice. Intense herbal and purple flower notes. Medium ruby color, light body and smooth tannins. A unique, historical and lovely wine.

Jan 16th, 2021
Frank Birchak

Nose was nice on opening the bottle. Light medium body. Interesting spiciness. Good acid.

Nose was nice on opening the bottle. Light medium body. Interesting spiciness. Good acid.

Sep 23rd, 2020
Elizabeth Bolles

We had a 2017 vintage. My wife enjoys lighter reds with some brightness, and I tend towards very earthy reds. This wine seemed to strike the perfect balance between the two. Will definitely buy again!

We had a 2017 vintage. My wife enjoys lighter reds with some brightness, and I tend towards very earthy reds. This wine seemed to strike the perfect balance between the two. Will definitely buy again!

Jul 29th, 2020
Mike Searby

Ripe Cherries with a little spice. Quite light but pleasant. A little like sangiovese?

Ripe Cherries with a little spice. Quite light but pleasant. A little like sangiovese?

Apr 9th, 2020
Marissa

Jammy and bold berry flavors. Lighter body, which is surprising based on how bold the flavors are.

Jammy and bold berry flavors. Lighter body, which is surprising based on how bold the flavors are.

Dec 24th, 2019
Serena Wu

A little fruity, a little spicy, super interesting.

A little fruity, a little spicy, super interesting.

Nov 30th, 2019
Steven Lee

Steven had this 2 months ago

Steven had this 2 months ago

Sep 4th, 2021
Doug Collier

Doug had this a year ago

Doug had this a year ago

Jul 10th, 2020
Gabriella Fanelli

Gabriella had this a year ago

Gabriella had this a year ago

Jun 2nd, 2020