Vintner's collection reserve. Carmenet: (Car-men-ay) traces back to the Bordeaux wine region in France as an archaic name of a variety used in some traditional Bordeaux blends. Carmenet Winery Merlot is a traditional Bordeaux style blend that shows gentle tannins, berry and vanilla notes. Well suited for any meal or by itself, our Merlot is the perfect companion to an enjoyable evening - John Allbaugh, Winemaker. Alc. 12.5% by vol. Cellared & bottled by Carmenet Winery, Sonoma, CA.