Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia 2010

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Santa Carolina's Chardonnay Reserva owns a bright gold/yellow colour. It features an intense combination of fruity aromas such as pear, figs, pineapple and bananas. On the palate, this fruity, fresh and well-balanced wine features ripe tropical fruit and a soft, mild buttery texture, with hints of vanilla and toffee.

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Viña Santa Carolina:
Viña Santa Carolina was founded in 1875 by spirited, Chilean business visionary, Mr. Luis Pereira Cotapos. The name Santa Carolina was born from his wife and great love, Mrs. Carolina Iñiguez Vicuña. At this time, winemaking in Chile was really coming into its own. Although wine had been present in South America since the 1500s, it wasn’t until the mid 1800’s... Read more
Viña Santa Carolina was founded in 1875 by spirited, Chilean business visionary, Mr. Luis Pereira Cotapos. The name Santa Carolina was born from his wife and great love, Mrs. Carolina Iñiguez Vicuña. At this time, winemaking in Chile was really coming into its own. Although wine had been present in South America since the 1500s, it wasn’t until the mid 1800’s wine was widely consumed outside of religious purposes. Rich Chilean families were inspired by the French society including their luxury and love for good food and wine. As a result, Pereira decided to start vineyards in Chile with the classical Bordeaux grape varieties such as Cabernet and Merlot, and bring French viticultural expert, Germain Bachelet. The house in which Bachelet resided still remains a part of the Santa Carolina properties. In 1975, Viña Santa Carolina was purchased by the prestigious Larrain family; by 1986 Viña Santa Carolina was one of the top Chilean brands exported to the US and has remained among the top Chilean brands ever since. Today, Viña Santa Carolina is the 4th largest exporter of wines from Chile with 23% of the wines coming into the US and Canada alone. In 2005 Viña Santa Carolina hired Chief Winemaker Andrés Caballero who brought with him the philosophy that great winemaking is based on innovation, fruit quality, terroir expression, vineyard management and quality assurance. Under Andrés’ Caballero’s guidance, Viña Santa Carolina underwent a renaissance of quality. He has carefully explored each area of Chile from the Limari Valley in the North to the Maule Valley in the South examining terroir and climate in accordance with each varietal. Viña Santa Carolina owns 650 hectares (1600 acres) of vine and sources fruit from an additional 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres) throughout the country to ensure the highest quality. Experimentation and expertise has set Viña Santa Carolina apart from its competitors. Although Santa Carolina is now more than 130 years old, it’s never been so young and dynamic. Tradition and history are not just a façade but are in fact at the heart of everything the winery does while innovation remains an inspiration. This is what Viña Santa Carolina refers to as “Chilean Heritage”. Viña Santa Carolina has a great diversity across its portfolio offering over 35 different wines across several price points featuring the grapes Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Carignan, Chardonnay, Syrah, Carmenère and more. Each wine has been carefully selected from a region best suited for its development based upon the vitacultural findings of Andrés Caballero and his winemaking team. Celebrating over 130 years of winemaking, Viña Santa Carolina has become an inspirational wine brand from Chile that consistently meets consumer expectation across all key price points from value to ultra premium. Read less

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Snooth User: Anna Carol Ramos
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3.50 5
01/29/2012

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Offers apple, ripe melon, cream and mineral undertones on a round, medium-bodied frame. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Light, bright yellow. An exotic bouquet displays nectarine, orange pith, pear and smoky lees. Bright mineral and floral notes add liveliness to fleshy orchard fruit and melon flavors, which show good heft, especially at this price point. Gains smokiness with air and finishes with a bit of heat and good cling. Showing its 14% alcohol but I find this very easy to drink.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/11/2013

Bright yellow in colour with fine tropical fruit and white peach on the nose. Crème Brule flavours appear on the palate. This wine has a perfectly balanced acidity, medium body with a long finish. - Winery


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

The 2010 Chardonnay Reserva spent 10 months in seasoned oak. Popcorn, pear, apple, and spice notes inform the nose of an easy-going, flavorful, balanced Chardonnay of moderate length. It will provide a modicum of pleasure over the next 1–2 years.



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Tasting Notes:

This crisp Sauvignon Blanc exhibits a pale sunny yellow hue with aromas of dry citrus that come through on the palate. Notes of orange blossom and a hint of tropical fruit round its smooth acidity into a lingering finish.

Santa Carolina's Chardonnay Reserva owns a bright gold/yellow colour. It features an intense combination of fruity aromas such as pear, figs, pineapple and bananas. On the palate, this fruity, fresh and well-balanced wine features ripe tropical fruit and a soft, mild buttery texture, with hints of vanilla and toffee.

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