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Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2003

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A very heady Cab.

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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: AdamJefferson
226143283
3.00 5
03/22/2010

As much as I enjoy the Santa Rita Medalla Real I've drunk from later vintages, this wine was a bit disappointing. An interesting nose of fennel, paprika and lavender promised more, but the fruit dosn't deliver and most of what is left is a mouthful of tannins. My first inclination was to give this wine a 2.5 glasses rating but it improved some with air.


Snooth User: Tic
115845245
4.00 5
08/20/2009

Lovely sweet after taste. Nice and soft tannins. I didn't sense a lot of aroma, but the taste really got me and the lasting taste in the mouth. Love this wine and looking for more to keep in my cellar.

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Sweet
  • soft tannins

  • Snooth User: Nicki
    56532156
    3.00 5
    04/23/2008

    Tasted April 2008: A good wine for a 100% Cabernet sauvignon, yet by no means a great wine: dark colour, intense bouquet of ripe black currants, unfortunately also somewhat jammy; on the palate not as full as expected but rather athletic, delectable, and with oak and vanilla in the aftertaste. All in all a rather simple wine, monolithic, without finesse, elegance or character; moreover, this wine desperately needs food. For early drinking.


    Snooth User: Domashenko
    66984560
    3.50 5
    12/10/2010

    Greenish. Herbs, butter and apple, melon aromas. Intense, but non-aggressive, refreshing acid in the mouth. Apple aftertaste.


    Snooth User: johniver
    17057936
    3.00 5
    04/25/2009

    Great middle of the road SB. Big grapefruit finsh.Nice cooking wine.

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    grapefruit

    External Reviews for Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

    External Review
    Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
    04/16/2009

    gehaltvoller, fruchtiger Rotwein


    External Review
    10/15/2009

    A Merlot wine from Rapel Valley in Chile. 2003 Santa Rita Merlot 750ml


    External Review
    01/17/2009

    Wine Spectator ReviewDark and muscular, with lots of tobacco, cocoa, loam and currant notes supported by dense but fresh tannins. Has ample length on the finish. Not as dynamic as previous vintages, but still outstanding. Drink now through 2010.Wine Tasting NotesRuby red with good intensity. A commanding bouquet of ripe fruit, sweet plum and black currant, exquisitely mingled with delicate notes of leather, tobacco, vanilla and clove, enhanced by subtle nuances of mint and exotic spices. Highly concentrated, intensely flavored and rich in tannins, with a full, magnificent body and a remarkable, sleek finish.



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