Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia 2008

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This Cabernet Sauvignon has a bright vivid ruby red colour. It features ripe cherry and black currant with chocolate ...

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Lots of perfumed baking spices and vanilla on the nose. Hints of lavender and ivy accent the core of dark wild cherry fruit that shows hints of jun... Read more

The nose showed intense, spicy blackberry jam, animal musk and coffee notes. On the palate, it was smooth and velvety, yet balanced with wild berri... Read more

Very tight nose, but we didn't have it open long. Loads of spice, dark fruit, blackberry and boysenberry. Black plum as well. Odd because of the ... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065208,292
4.50 5
12/12/2011

Lots of perfumed baking spices and vanilla on the nose. Hints of lavender and ivy accent the core of dark wild cherry fruit that shows hints of juniper. Exceptionally smooth on entry with a dusting of powdery tannins which work their way through the dense fruit in the mouth. The acid is present but a bit in the shadows. Powerful extracted dark espresso tinged fruit emerges on the mid-palate with a nice back note of mineral. This is almost tarry in the mouth with some menthol character and nicely aromatic fruit that recalls the nose. Very polished and yet very powerful with dry, almost savory fruit. 91pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549163,361
3.50 5
09/25/2011

The nose showed intense, spicy blackberry jam, animal musk and coffee notes. On the palate, it was smooth and velvety, yet balanced with wild berries, dark chocolate, and subtle cinnamon. The finish was long and saturating with intense dark chocolate-covered dried cranberry. The tannins slowly melted away on the finish and showed great potential for the future of this wine.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
3.50 5
09/16/2011

Very tight nose, but we didn't have it open long. Loads of spice, dark fruit, blackberry and boysenberry. Black plum as well. Odd because of the reserved nose, because it becomes extremely aromatic on the palate. Lots of perfume and floral tones. Lush red and black berry fruit. Violets and lavender. Slight oak. Some cigar tobbaco and it finishes on very bitter herbs, which detracts a bit from the experience.


Snooth User: Lucha Vino
24961285,595
3.50 5
10/13/2011

Sour currant earth espresso cocoa spices on the nose with a nice cherry cola and dry cedar tannin finish slightly sweet with bell pepper on back of nose and palate


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
3.00 5
09/15/2011

bold powerful dark fruit, tighter tannins, has ability to age for awhile, dark chocolate and currants


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
0.00 5
03/03/2012

Simple yet wonderful Cabernet from Chile. Really up and coming area. Bold beginning but fruit forward at the same time. Medium to heavy bodied with mild tannins. Could sit for a while but ready to drink now.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
0.00 5
09/14/2011

About Reserva de Familia from Carolina Wine Brands: “Reserva de Familia” are wines that look for elegance and complexity, concentration and typicity. 135 years of Tradition and Heritage, in a single and refine wine.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.50 5
09/14/2011

Deep red and purple hues display complex aromas of chocolate and pepper underpinned by cedar and some cassis. Very full and structured with a finish that pervades the palette


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External Reviews for Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia

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03/28/2010

This Cabernet Sauvignon has a bright vivid ruby red colour. It features ripe cherry and black currant with chocolate and pepper aroma, enhanced by sweet spices and vanilla and cinnamon notes. On the palate, this dry and full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon offers a perfect balance between fruit and oak, ripe and soft tannins and a lingering finish.


Ratings & Tags for Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia

991134 Snooth User: mruzicka
rated this wine
3.50 5
01/30/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"Medium purple, Asian spices, incense, black fruits; 2-3 years aging potential; approachable now...91" WA 12/10

Tasting Notes:

This Cabernet Sauvignon has a bright vivid ruby red colour. It features ripe cherry and black currant with chocolate and pepper aroma, enhanced by sweet spices and vanilla and cinnamon notes. On the palate, this dry and full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon offers a perfect balance between fruit and oak, ripe and soft tannins and a lingering finish.

"Medium purple, Asian spices, incense, black fruits; 2-3 years aging potential; approachable now...91" WA 12/10

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