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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 com... Read more
A best buy in my book. Medium bodies with a silky mouth fell. A nose of hickory with hints of blackberry. Rich in tannins with a subtle wild berry ... Read more
Has a honeysuckle/flowery scent. Has a "thick" lemony flavor and a floral/hay aftertaste. Read more
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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.
A best buy in my book. Medium bodies with a silky mouth fell. A nose of hickory with hints of blackberry. Rich in tannins with a subtle wild berry taste. Long, lasting finish.
Has a honeysuckle/flowery scent. Has a "thick" lemony flavor and a floral/hay aftertaste.
Earthy scent. Dry, tangy and a bit powdery.
Green, earthy scent. Berry flavor, sour/dry, with a mocha finish.
Rating 89. This wine is full bodied with strong fruit and tannins with some oak on the nose . Nose also reveal fruity complex aroma
My Rating 89: Firm good fruit body with complex flavors. Nose strong perfumed with hint of Berries. Real bargain for $ 9 at Costco
External Reviews for Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Rapel Valley 120
Nativa wines strive to capture the essence of Chile’s superior climate and terroir with organically grown grapes nurtured only by the light of the sun and the nutrients in the soil. The producer’s naturally distinctive wines are, as a result, full of the aromas and flavors that make Chile one of the most exciting wine producing countries in the world. Nativa is committed to organic agriculture and sustainable winemaking practices, working to improve soil fertility, produce grapes free of chemical residue, use the maximum amount of renewable resources, all while maintaining the diversity of the ecosystem. The dynamic Nativa Terra Reserva Series perfectly expresses how each varietal thrives in the unique Chilean climate. The noble Cabernet Sauvignon from Bordeaux has found a home in Chile’s Rapel Valley, with high day-night temperature variation and a moderately warm climate delivering distinguished, elegant wines with intense fruit flavors. Production Area Central Valley, Chile Grape Varieties 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carmenere, 5% Merlot (all certified organically grown grapes) Vinification The alluvial soils are shallow and clay-bearing, providing the humidity necessary to endure the heat of the summer. After being cold macerated for a week, the grapes are fermented at 75-82° F. Fermentation concentrates on extracting the maximum fruit and building a structure that can withstand ageing. Post fermentation, the wine is aged in French oak for 8 months. Color Red Bouquet Ripe red fruit, cassis, dark chocolate, and sweet spices of cinnamon with notes of cedar Taste Firm tannins with extraordinary balance that is prolonged and persistent. Alcohol 13.5% Serving Suggestions Ideal for accompanying cheeses, red meats and pasta with hearty sauces.
Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 - 89 Points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast/ Lots of big fruit is what defines this easy-to-like wine. The nose throws off equal parts cassis, raspberry and plum, while the palate is saturated and dense, with pleasing cassis, plum and chocolate flavors. Given that the price is under $15 and production was 150,000 cases, it's hard to register and complaints. This is your classic Best Buy Cab all the way around.
Superb quality and craftsmanship are the hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile’s most admired and innovative wine estates. The dynamic Reserva Series has a well-structured, fruity and youthful style, perfect for any occasion. The winemaker’s objective is to create wines that optimally reflect the typical characteristics of each variety, both in aromas and flavors. At the same time, these wines are elegant and delicately balanced with a complex structure, high concentration and round, long-lasting expression. The Reserva series consists of a Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Carménère. Production Area Maipo Valley, Chile Grape Varieties 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vinification Fermented with selected yeasts at temperatures between 77-82°F. A long maceration at low temperatures follows to ensure ideal extraction. 60% of the wine is aged in a combination of American oak barrels and stainless steel vats for 8 months, while the remaining 40% is aged exclusively in stainless steel vats Color Intense ruby red Bouquet Ripe black fruit, plums and fine herbs, gracefully combined with vanilla, cloves and fragrant spices Taste Complex body mingles soft tannins with a rich texture Alcohol 14.5% Serving Suggestions Ideal with red meats, pork, pasta and assorted cheeses
Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon - 88 points, Wine Enthusiast / Nice and ripe, with light whiffs of olive and herbs and strong berry fruit aromas. The palate is pure Maipo, meaning it blends herbal notes with black fruits, especially cassis. Firm in structure, stout on the finish, and ends with a hint of chocolate.
Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - 88 Points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast/ One of Chile’s go-to Best Buy Cabernets. Always solid and well made, with this vintage giving off hickory, rubber and blackberry aromas in front of a rich, tannic palate of wild berry, mesquite and leathery flavors. Roasted and heady on the finish, with big bones and structure.
Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 - 89 Points & A Top 100 Best Buy of the Year, Wine Enthusiast/ Lots of big fruit is what defines this easy-to-like wine. The nose throws off equal parts cassis, raspberry and plum, while the palate is saturated and dense, with pleasing cassis, plum and chocolate flavors...This is your classic Best Buy Cab all the way around.
Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - The Wine Advocate/ The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva exhibits a similar friendly personality with a focus on spicy blackcurrant aromas and flavors.
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