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Viña Santa Rita Cabernet-Syrah Blend 2005

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Winemaker's comments : Our 120 Carménère has an intense ruby red color with violet hues. Rich aromas of ripe, red fruit and fragrant spices dominate the bouquet. On the palate, it is a fresh, light bodied and elegant wine with a commanding, fruity flavor rounded out by soft tannins that give way to a pleasant and lingering finish. Always an outstanding choice. Winemaker : Cecilia Torres Variety: 100% Carménere Region : Rapel Valley Climate & Soil : Semi-humid Mediterranean climate, with rains concentrated in winter and an annual average rainfall of 700mm. During the summer, south and southwest winds cause high thermal oscillations with low temperatures at night. Alluvial origin soils, stratified and gently sloped, of medium depth, loamy texture and basic pH. Vinification : 30% of the grapes went through a cold pre-fermentation maceration; the remaining 70% were partially crushed and fermented between 23°Cand 26°C with selected yeasts. A combination of vinification techniques (time of skin contact) with a strict temperature control was used for this style of wine. 20% of the wine was aged in American or French oak barrels previously used for 2 or 3 times,during a 6 month period. The rest was kept in stainless steel vats until it was blended and prepared for bottling. Given the variety's tannin quality, no fining treatment was performed on this wine. Suggested Food : Lamb, ripe cheeses, pastas a la Bolognese, chicken and stews. Technical Details : pH: 3.75 acidity: 5.0 g/l (tartaric acid) alcohol: 14.2 % vol residual sugar: 2.4 g/l

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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: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
10/28/2007

Trader Joe's. Cheap. Leathery. not the best Carmenere out there.


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

from [URL=http://2daysperbottle.blogspot.com]2 Days per Bottle[/URL].Night OneThe nose has some chocolate, some Slim Jim, loads of green- tomato leaves and green bell pepper. Smoked meat, blackberries and green flavors of arugula and tobacco leaves. Not much of a mid-palate. Finish is short. After an hour or two more fruit is evident on the nose, mostly blueberry and some blackberry. Night TwoThe nose has green peppers, creosote and cherries. The palate, well, let's just say "not good."


Snooth User: dbhonig
283711,150
3.00 5
02/15/2009

Dark purple color. Briary nose with a touch of vanilla. Berries, earthy mushrooms, cigar box palate. Short to medium finish, peppery with vanilla aftertaste. An extraordinary bargain for a drinkable table wine at $5.98.


Snooth User: George Parkinson
220047883
3.00 5
07/27/2009

color-pale gold nose-citrus, minerals, and cream mouth-bitter lemon, pineapple, more mineral finish-medium buy it drink it


Snooth User: jenlm
3254522
3.00 5
10/20/2007

Nice wine to drink on its own.


Snooth User: jradose2
4610946
3.00 5
04/01/2008

Three glasses



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Winemaker's comments : Our 120 Carménère has an intense ruby red color with violet hues. Rich aromas of ripe, red fruit and fragrant spices dominate the bouquet. On the palate, it is a fresh, light bodied and elegant wine with a commanding, fruity flavor rounded out by soft tannins that give way to a pleasant and lingering finish. Always an outstanding choice. Winemaker : Cecilia Torres Variety: 100% Carménere Region : Rapel Valley Climate & Soil : Semi-humid Mediterranean climate, with rains concentrated in winter and an annual average rainfall of 700mm. During the summer, south and southwest winds cause high thermal oscillations with low temperatures at night. Alluvial origin soils, stratified and gently sloped, of medium depth, loamy texture and basic pH. Vinification : 30% of the grapes went through a cold pre-fermentation maceration; the remaining 70% were partially crushed and fermented between 23°Cand 26°C with selected yeasts. A combination of vinification techniques (time of skin contact) with a strict temperature control was used for this style of wine. 20% of the wine was aged in American or French oak barrels previously used for 2 or 3 times,during a 6 month period. The rest was kept in stainless steel vats until it was blended and prepared for bottling. Given the variety's tannin quality, no fining treatment was performed on this wine. Suggested Food : Lamb, ripe cheeses, pastas a la Bolognese, chicken and stews. Technical Details : pH: 3.75 acidity: 5.0 g/l (tartaric acid) alcohol: 14.2 % vol residual sugar: 2.4 g/l

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