Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2008
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.
My Rating 89: Firm good fruit body with complex flavors. Nose strong perfumed with hint of Berries. Real bargain for $ 9 at Costco
Solid purple in color, berries on the nose, smokey at the finish.
External Reviews for Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Another excellent value from the hemisphere where the wine runs from the barrel counter-clockwise, and where the wines are running better and better. The color is a deep garnet with a violet rim and the aromas are of currant, cedar, with a noticeable herbal whiff. From a rich, round entry to an elegant finish, this medium to full bodied wine holds enough acidity to make it an excellent foil for roasts or smoked cheddar cheese.
The medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon is a superb value. Chocolate-laced blackberries can be found in its sexy aromas. On the palate, loads of black fruits, including cherries, blackberries, and cassis are ensconced in this admirably extracted and concentrated medium-bodied wine. It is velvety-textured, has excellent depth, and displays copious amounts of soft, ripe tannins. Anticipated maturity: now-2009.
Spicy and generous, lean-textured, with solid blackberry and currant flavors lingering on the finish. Fine tannins bode well for its potential. Drinkable now through 1997.
A youthful, crisp Cabernet, with lively fruit flavors, great balance, firm tannins and a touch of oak to add complexity. Cranberry and cherry-like flavors with an herbal accent linger on the finish. Drink now through 1994.
Produced from the best barrels of the vintage, this Cabernet has currant and red plum flavors with an underpinning of sweet vanilla oak.
Firm, focused and definitely tannic, with currant and plum aromas hiding behind an astringent front. Needs until 1994 or '95 to soften.