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Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Medalla Real Reserva Especial Single Estate 2004

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92 Points Wine Spectator: `Very dense with espresso bittersweet dark chocolate dark currant and tar flavors buttressed by thick loamy tannins. Notes of tobacco and mineral flash on the finish which is muscular but supported by ample acidity. A brute now so cellar. Two other samples were flawed so beware bottle variation. Best from 2006 through 2011. 2000 cases made.`

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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

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Snooth User: anchca
2400701,577
4.50 5
11/11/2011

There's a lot going on with this wine! It is intriguing and complex. It's a dark ruby color with a nose that develops and changes over time. Upon pouring I immediately got green pepper on the nose but that softened with some air. Cedar, chocolate, blueberry, blackberry,a whisper of violet and some plum. Also has some earthiness and spice. Nice long lingering finish that makes you want to come back for more. Still great on the 2nd night. Probably would cellar well for another couple years at least.


Snooth User: dbhonig
283711,150
0.00 5
02/15/2009

from [URL=http://2daysperbottle.blogspot.com]2 Days per Bottle[/URL].RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!Me: "Oh, this is terrible. Do you want to try it?"Wife: "Sure. ... OH DAMN! WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO ME?!?"Me: "I told you it was terrible."Wife: "You didn't say how terrible. Somebody had a bad day at work and pissed in the vat. That's what this tastes like."Me: "But I warned you it was terrible. You wanted to try it."Wife: "No, you just said 'terrible.' You didn't say 'this is really really awful, and you don't want to taste it.' You just said 'terrible,' and with you that can mean a little too sweet, not this vile brew."Me: "But honey, sweetheart, I did say it was terrible."Wife: "You'll pay for this, you bastard. Maybe not tonight, or even tomorrow, but you'll pay. I promise."Me: "But sweetheart, I did say ... Oh, never mind. Sorry honey."Wife: "You will be."


Snooth User: RPerro
163565440
3.50 5
04/11/2009

Decanted 2 hours. Lots of sediment in this one, so pour with care. Nose of cedar wood and black currant. The palate is big fruit: blackberry and currant, with some fairly heavy tannins. Dry, tannic finish with berry fuit and some mild alcohol heat. This should definitely lay down for another year. Even with the decant, still very young. Very well structured however, and my first Chilean cabernet. Excellent - 88 points.Day 2: After sitting in the decanter overnight and all the next day, I tried this wine again. What a difference! The heavy tannins are mostly gone, as is the harsh cedar nose. Lots of smooth berry and currant fruit coming through. Still a tad tannic on the finish, but loads better than last night. I definitely recommend not cracking this one until 2009--at the earliest. Note: #49 in Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2007.


Snooth User: dannar
20180482
4.50 5
06/19/2009

complex, earthy notes, dark berry flavors, chocolate; will become a regular purchase for me!


Snooth User: eldivan
3458037
3.50 5
11/13/2007

Sweet fruit taste, very light. Good for deserts...


Snooth User: spurgu
88568212
0.00 5
07/14/2011

burb


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10/06/2009

92 Points Wine Spectator: `Very dense with espresso bittersweet dark chocolate dark currant and tar flavors buttressed by thick loamy tannins. Notes of tobacco and mineral flash on the finish which is muscular but supported by ample acidity. A brute now so cellar. Two other samples were flawed so beware bottle variation. Best from 2006 through 2011. 2000 cases made.`


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10/06/2009

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92 Points Wine Spectator: `Very dense with espresso bittersweet dark chocolate dark currant and tar flavors buttressed by thick loamy tannins. Notes of tobacco and mineral flash on the finish which is muscular but supported by ample acidity. A brute now so cellar. Two other samples were flawed so beware bottle variation. Best from 2006 through 2011. 2000 cases made.`

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