Santa Rita Cabernet Medalla 2008
Deep ruby-red in color, with a bouquet of black fruits such as black currants, blueberries, and blackberries with dried figs, cigar box, and spice notes. The concentrated palate offers well-rounded ripe tannins that create the prominent backbone that leads the wine on to a long, lingering finish.
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Elegant and polished, this refreshing cabernet reflects the coolness of the vintage and of the high Andes. Its raspberry and cassis flavors, molded by tense acidity and firm tannins, should age well, or make a good match for venison.
Santa Rita's 120 line has always been a standout for its clean, juicy, easy-drinking varietals. That winemaker Cecilia Torres can turn out a concentrated, age-worthy Cabernet like the Medalla Real for a mere $15, however, is one of life's wonderful idiosyncrasies.
A light-bodied wine with pretty cherry flavors, spicy, toasty oak notes and firm tannins on the finish. Not a blockbuster, but has appealing personality, good with food.
An appealing wine with pretty cherry and spice flavors, and a hint of sweet toasty oak in the finish.
Here's a dense, brooding, rich Cab that's jam-packed with plum and chocolate aromas. In the mouth, there's plenty of structure, with full tannins to boot. Yet it's perfectly round, smooth and easy to drink. Cabernets this big and tasty don't usually cost less than $20, so jump at this Maipo marvel if you get the chance.
This well-balanced red offers black cherry, herbal and light coffee flavors with firm but unobstructive tannins. It's both flavorful and refreshing, a fine food wine.
The freshness and concentration of this young Maipo Cabernet is apparent from its bright color and dark scents of cassis and violets. It's super rich on the palate, with the red and black currant fruit coming forward in waves of ripeness. Chocolate tannins continue the richness through the finish, entwining the flavor of cocoa with dark woodland berries. The texture is smooth, the balance brisk and firm.
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