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Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Rapel Valley 120 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant ruby red color. Scents of ripe red fruit, clove and vanilla. Medium-bodied and fruit forward, with ripe, well structured tannins. An ideal match for red meats, pork, spicy sauces and cheese soufflés.

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 Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Rapel Valley 120

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Snooth User: GoinGray
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2.50 5
11/01/2009

Green, earthy scent. Berry flavor, sour/dry, with a mocha finish.


Snooth User: niknot
132149123
3.00 5
08/09/2010

84/100 points. Deep red color that fades to pink and clear at the rim. Sharp nose of oak, blackberry, and a hint of aged cheddar. This is a smokey wine; I would guess it was aged in a heavily charred barrel. Because of this, the wine has a very earthy taste. Flavors of black currant, cherry and citrus. The flavors fade quickly, and inadequate acidic balance leaves this wine short. The elements are there to make a good wine, but the performance is lacking. Even so, this is a good buy at a price point of $9. Don't let the rating fool you, I would happily have this again after a hard days work!


Snooth User: kaliimc
41780254
3.00 5
03/14/2010

Great price for a tasty wine! Will buy again.


Snooth User: sidmanfield
55519135
0.00 5
09/15/2010

bargain great wine


Snooth User: flcusat
3826273
3.00 5
02/28/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Rapel Valley 120

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/12/2009

Brilliant ruby red colour. An intense bouquet developed through a combination of mature red fruits and plums and vanilla tones with a fine toast from the barrels. Medium body, a fine structure and a nice ending characterise this wine


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/03/2010

WS: 82 Points



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Tasting Notes:

Brilliant violet dark. Aromas of red and forest fruits, notes of leather and vanilla. Juicy, soft and ripe tannins and a very elegant finish.

Brilliant ruby red color. Scents of ripe red fruit, clove and vanilla. Medium-bodied and fruit forward, with ripe, well structured tannins. An ideal match for red meats, pork, spicy sauces and cheese soufflés.

Closure: Stelvin


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