Oh, Carmenere. You are soooo good.
Am I the last to know about this grape? It was once grown in France. But it was destroyed by the Phylloxera plague of 1867, and eventually presumed extinct.
Meanwhile, Chilean growers have been planting it for over 150 years thinking it was Merlot. In 1994, some fancy-pants oenologist professor confirmed that the Chileans were indeed growing carmenere.
Anyhoo, all I know is that for $7.99, this shit is real good.