Santa Rita Merlot Reserva 2010

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Rich ruby in color, our Merlot combines a full expression of red fruit, pepper, black plum, spices and vanilla into a complex bouquet. It is a medium-bodied and well structured wine with a very round finish.

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Viña Santa Rita:
Santa Rita was founded in 1880, by a distinguished entrepreneur of those times, Mr. Domingo Fernández Concha in the area of Alto Jahuel where the main installations of the winery are currently located. From the very beginning, he introduced fine French varieties, winemakers and the most advanced winemaking techniques. From the end of the XIX century until the mid 70´s, Santa Rita developed... Read more
Santa Rita was founded in 1880, by a distinguished entrepreneur of those times, Mr. Domingo Fernández Concha in the area of Alto Jahuel where the main installations of the winery are currently located. From the very beginning, he introduced fine French varieties, winemakers and the most advanced winemaking techniques. From the end of the XIX century until the mid 70´s, Santa Rita developed under the ownership of Mr. Vicente García - Huidobro, father of the famous Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro Fernández. In 1980, the Grupo Claro acquired the Santa Rita property, giving a strong impulse to the enterprise in all of its scope, introducing great technological improvements and wine elaboration techniques unknown in Chile at that time. At the end of the 80´s a great expansion period for Santa Rita starts, sustained by the great momentum experienced by its exports and the excellent reputation acquired by its products, which obtained important awards and worldwide recognition. Read less

Member Reviews for Santa Rita Merlot Reserva

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Snooth User: Rich Tomko
1034442,854
4.00 5
03/02/2012

I'm really becoming a fan of this grape - Santa Rita 120 '10 makes my list --- great nose, great color, and tons of light, black fruit (is that combo possible?); a bit of tobacco on the end.

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  • Snooth User: drdonuts
    53872219
    4.00 5
    09/28/2010

    Great grapefruit and citrus flavors. Great on a hot day with cheese and crackers. As with the 120 cab, you just can't beat it for the price.


    Snooth User: kshap
    8592542
    0.00 5
    06/12/2011

    Crisp, acidic, and easy-drinking. Not too much grapefruit, great lime zest -- well-balanced. This wine is always a crowd-pleaser.


    Snooth User: Austinista
    951428724
    3.00 5
    02/13/2012

    Three glasses


    External Reviews for Santa Rita Merlot Reserva

    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    10/25/2011

    Given that this wine is the definition of mass-market Cab (350,000 cases made), you have to be impressed by its honest, round character and relatively true aromas and flavors. The nose is meaty and a little flat, while the palate has cassis, berry and mild herbal flavors. The feel has some chop to it, but overall this is good Cabernet at a price anyone can swallow.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    10/25/2011

    This value-priced wine struts like it comes from a better neighborhood. The nose is clean and is centered on berry fruit, while the palate is medium in size, with creamy, sweet berry flavors. Mildly medicinal and candied, but good overall.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    10/25/2011

    Dark to the eye, with perfectly adequate raspberry and black plum aromas. The palate is a touch acidic and tangy, but even though it's lean it packs ample cassis, plum and herbal influences. Solid for the money, with a feel-good personality.


    External Review
    Source: Palm Bay International
    06/12/2012

    Reserva Chardonnay 2011 - Sante, Excellent By-The-Glass Choice/ This well-made Chardonnay offers abundant aromas of white peach and fresh pear, over pineapple, kiwi, and lemon cream, with just a touch of buttered toast. Round and ripe on the palate, with green apple, pear, and subtle spice, followed by a crisp grapefruit middle and a lemon and mineral finish.


    External Review
    Source: Palm Bay International
    09/24/2012

    Reserva Chardonnay 2009 - 88 points, Wine Advocate / The 2009 Chardonnay Reserva saw 25% of the wine aged in oak sur lie with batonnage, the balance in stainless steel. Aromas of toast, melon, pear, apple, and hazelnuts lead to a nicely proportioned, medium-bodied, ripe wine with excellent depth and concentration. It is an excellent value that over-delivers in a big way.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    10/25/2011

    This perennial Best Buy shines in 2005. It's clean, inviting and ready to go as piercing cherry, plum and cola flavors make a stand. Flush, warm and fairly full-bodied, 120 is one of those bargain lines that satisfies. More than 300,000 cases made, so it's good stuff made on a grand scale.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    10/25/2011

    A medium-bodied Chilean Cabernet with sweet berry and cherry flavors with a touch of tasty spice, mild tannins and perfect balance. It's wonderful with food.


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    Rich ruby in color, our Merlot combines a full expression of red fruit, pepper, black plum, spices and vanilla into a complex bouquet. It is a medium-bodied and well structured wine with a very round finish.

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