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Amanti Vino USD 16.99 750ml

Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Intense aromas of green herbs, jalapeno, gooseberries and pineapple greet the nose. This has a lot of trapped CO2 so it comes off as a little sparkling at first, which is not at all attractive on a hot day with a well chilled bottle. The fruit here shows nice detail recalling the pineapple and lime from the nose with a touch of mango thrown in as well. Less herbaceous in the mouth than on the nose, the herbal components here are well covered right through the finish where the ad a flourish of complexity to the lingering tart fruit. Nice, fresh, and zesty. 87pts

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Editorial Reviews for Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 04/28/2014

Intense aromas of green herbs, jalapeno, gooseberries and pineapple greet the nose. This has a lot of trapped CO2 so it comes off as a little sparkling at first, which is not at all attractive on a hot day with a well chilled bottle. The fruit here shows nice detail recalling the pineapple and lime from the nose with a touch of mango thrown in as well. Less herbaceous in the mouth than on the nose, the herbal components here are well covered right through the finish where the ad a flourish of complexity to the lingering tart fruit. Nice, fresh, and zesty. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
2.50 5
Vintage: 2012 06/14/2013

A little smoky and earthy on the nose with a touch of passion fruit rinds and pithy grapefruit aromas. Small and tart on entry, this quickly reveals a sweet wrapping of orange cream and almost peachy fruit buffering the acidity. This lacks a bit of focus on the palate, but does deliver a fairly rich and creamy mouthful of fruit that finishes with cleansing acids and some astringent grapefruit flavors. 84pts


Member Reviews for Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.40 5
Vintage: 2013 04/28/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.20 5
Vintage: 2012 06/14/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: gmb468
1322545461
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 05/02/2015

Had at Noah's


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/07/2010

Extremely smooth with a nice coffee element. Tobacco as well. Two of the major vices are tasted here! Just a solid all around effort.


Snooth User: aslezak
108689132
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/28/2010

I'm a fan of the fruit bombs and this is one of them. Very in your face. Loved it.


Snooth User: mwid625
727268171
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/17/2011

Love this wine's depth and complexity. It pairs very well with steak, as I have had on a few occasions. Notes of dark fruits, tobacco and mocha make this one of my faves.


Snooth User: Beaudeaux
941653163
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/08/2011

This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot has a full, earthy, dark berry aroma that transports you to Chile. Wine experts will scoff, but why do I detect more than a hint of Malbec flavor in this wine despite its absence in the blend? Is it the Maipo valley Chilean soil that transfers overlapping flavors to various grape varietals? Wine Spectator gave it 88 points. That seems about right to me. It definitely tastes better as it opens, and decanting for at least half an hour is prudent. This vintage is meant to be paired with savory meats, and sharp cheese. The best taste description would be dark berry, pepper, toasted nut, and tobacco with a balanced finish. Great value for the price. Enjoy!


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External Reviews for Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon

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Vintage: 2012 07/16/2015

A fleshy red, with good concentration to the dark currant, baked plum and dried berry flavors, taking on sanguine and dried beef notes. The tight finish presents accents of portobello mushroom and black pepper. Drink now through 2017. 3,800 cases made.


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Vintage: 2012 07/16/2015

Rubbery berry and cassis aromas show modest complexity as they air out and become more spicy. This feels good and bold, with lifting acidity. Flavors of ripe berry and cassis finish with molasses, chocolate and lasting berry flavors along with a blast of heat.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 05/12/2014

Features a core of powerful currant, cherry and raspberry flavors, with subtle minty notes. Offers sinewy tannins midpalate, balanced by a mix of dried meat, olive and wild herb. Pepper and spice accents define the elegant finish. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 05/12/2014

Anise and cassis with leafy herbal notes, and bold smoke and toasty vanilla flavors on the finish. Firm tannins, rich complexity and a long, warm finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/10/2013

This is a complex wine with abundant fruit and elegant body with the impression of wild berries blackberries and cassis underscored with a refined whisper of eucalyptus. With a round and silky mouth feel and lingering finish. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2009 04/09/2013

A complex blend of flavors: cassis, a little underbrush, and a mint-mocha undertone I find intriguing. A nice concentration of fruit and good structure at this price point. Plus it has a freaky looking head on the label. Everyone needs that in their wine rack.


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Vintage: 2009 01/10/2013

This is a complex wine with abundant fruit and elegant body with the impression of wild berries blackberries and cassis underscored with a refined whisper of eucalyptus. With a round and silky mouth feel and lingering finish. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


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