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.
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
Had at noir with John and christine. Paid 40 bucks.
tasty! went very well with garlic-sweet potato, turmeric-rice & spinach dinner. (mine is 2009) :)
Great every day wine. Peppery dry
outstanding depth. predominance of blackberries, not overoaked. I think this is an outstanding effort from Santa rita of Chile. Should cellar well.
I really enjoyed this wine and plan to add several more bottles to my rack. Soft and easy to drink.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Santa Rita Cabernet Medalla
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.
An appealing wine with pretty cherry and spice flavors, and a hint of sweet toasty oak in the finish.
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.
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.
An outstanding wine, the dark ruby-colored 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Medalla Real, a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc, was aged for 17 months in new, one and two years old French oak barrels (the 1998, which didn't have the fruit of the 1999, was aged for only 10 months in wood). It exhibits gorgeous aromas of fresh dark berries, toast, and spices. This medium to full-bodied wine is rich, lush, and plump. Huge quantities of cherries, blackberries, cassis, and plums are intermingled with herbal spices and notes of menthol in its fruit-driven personality. Projected maturity: now-2012.
Ripe, smooth and generous, this spice-scented Chilean wine offers rich currant, plum, tobacco and vanilla aromas and flavors that are round, silky and generous on the finish. Has style and grace. Drinkable now, but better around 1995.
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.
Food Pairings for Santa Rita Cabernet Medalla
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake
Spicy Salmon & Avocado Tower
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