Castillo de Molina Cabernet Sauvignon Lontué Valley Reserva Viña San Pedro S.a 2007

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Varietals: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Syrah Origin: This wine is made with the best Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Vina San Pedro vineyards in the Cachapoal Valley. The vineyards are planted in the piedmont of the Andes Mountains on clay soils with 5°-15° slops. The vines are vertically trellised and drip irrigated. Climate: 2007 was an atypical year. Temperatures were lower than normal, and the red varieties were generally harvested at least 10 days later than in a normal year. The average alcohol levels were 1° lower than normal, and the acidity higher, which aided in color and freshness. Harvest: The grapes were hand picked during the last week of April and the first week of May. Vineyard yields were 9 tons/hectare. Vinification: Following a 4-day cold soak, alcoholic fermentation took place with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures of 26°-28° C (79°-82° F), with 6 short pumpovers per day. Total maceration was 25 days, and 100% of the final blend was aged 1 year in French oak barrels, 30% new. Tasting Notes: Color: Intense violet ruby-red. Aroma: Presents an expressive and complex nose primarily marked by red fruits such as black currant, cherries, berries, forest fruties, and spices that are well integrated with the toasted notes that come from the oak barrels. Palate: Fruity and well-integrated with good volume and soft, ripe tannins that lead to a long finish. Drink now or hold for 3 to 5 years. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.3% ph: 3.66 RA: 3.06 g/L TA: 5.26 g/L (C4H606) VA: 0.59 g/L Serving Suggestions: Ideal with red meats, game birds, venison, and ripe cheeses. Serve at 17°-18° C (63°-64° F).

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Snooth User: Philip James
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0.00 5
03/09/2009

A very leathery, grapey nose with some notes of cough syrup. Its a more restrained wine than I'm used to from Chile, there's a lot of fruit on the finish, but it's slow to start. Still very young and tight, with a green medicinal finish. Needs time


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
03/09/2009

24 hours later - better for sure. Cherry and leather dominate. Its not extremely fruity, but opened up a lot since it was opened.


Snooth User: morkku
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4.00 5
04/05/2009

Very luscious blackcurrant on the nose with nice smooth finish. Had it in decanter for 5 hours before consuming, no tightness at all.


External Reviews for Castillo de Molina Cabernet Sauvignon Lontué Valley Reserva Viña San Pedro S.a

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
10/21/2010

Kräftiges Rot mit blauen Reflexen, komplexes, frucht- betontes Bouquet mit voller reifer Frucht, Zwetschgen, Kirschen sowie Tabak- und Heunoten, im Gaumen weich, füllig mit viel Frucht und dezenten Röstaromen, etwas Tabak und Kaffee, sehr harmonisch und langes, saftiges Finale


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/31/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Maule in Chile. 2007 San Pedro 1865 Cabernet Sauvigon Reserva 750ml


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
08/27/2011

Auge: Dichte, sehr dunkelviolette Robe mit schwarzen Reflexen; Nase: Elegant, fein, mit intensiven Brombeer-, Pflaumen- und schwarze Kirschenaromen, untermalt von subtilen Noten von schwarzen Pfefferschoten, Vanille und Tabak; Gaumen: Gehaltvoll, komplex und frisch, reife Tannine, die dem Wein Geschmeidigkeit verleihen und ihn aufs Schönste abrunden; Finale: Wunderschön lang anhaltener Abgang



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Varietals: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Syrah Origin: This wine is made with the best Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Vina San Pedro vineyards in the Cachapoal Valley. The vineyards are planted in the piedmont of the Andes Mountains on clay soils with 5°-15° slops. The vines are vertically trellised and drip irrigated. Climate: 2007 was an atypical year. Temperatures were lower than normal, and the red varieties were generally harvested at least 10 days later than in a normal year. The average alcohol levels were 1° lower than normal, and the acidity higher, which aided in color and freshness. Harvest: The grapes were hand picked during the last week of April and the first week of May. Vineyard yields were 9 tons/hectare. Vinification: Following a 4-day cold soak, alcoholic fermentation took place with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures of 26°-28° C (79°-82° F), with 6 short pumpovers per day. Total maceration was 25 days, and 100% of the final blend was aged 1 year in French oak barrels, 30% new. Tasting Notes: Color: Intense violet ruby-red. Aroma: Presents an expressive and complex nose primarily marked by red fruits such as black currant, cherries, berries, forest fruties, and spices that are well integrated with the toasted notes that come from the oak barrels. Palate: Fruity and well-integrated with good volume and soft, ripe tannins that lead to a long finish. Drink now or hold for 3 to 5 years. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.3% ph: 3.66 RA: 3.06 g/L TA: 5.26 g/L (C4H606) VA: 0.59 g/L Serving Suggestions: Ideal with red meats, game birds, venison, and ripe cheeses. Serve at 17°-18° C (63°-64° F).

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