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CityWineCellar.com USD 9.99 750ml

Viña Santa Rita Carménère Rapel Valley Reserva 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

All vineyards are planted in vertical shoot position in order to obtain good sunlight exposure and airing. The crop is restricted to 7-8 ton/ha so as to get concentrated grapes. During the season irr

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 Carménère Rapel Valley Reserva

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Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
3.50 5
01/02/2010

Rating 88. Good everyday wine with a different taste . Nose with hint of berries, full body and dry with bold taste notes. For the price of $ 6.- this is a bargain you should try

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What a bargain

Snooth User: pendrops
30134785
2.00 5
11/15/2009

My local wine guy recommended this wine to me, but I was disappointed. It has an awkward finish that left a bad taste in my mouth. I kept expecting it to open up the second and third days, but didn't get there. It wasn't horrible, but not something I'd buy again.


Snooth User: Nathan P
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3.50 5
08/15/2010

Not as surprising as the Sauvignon Blanc, but I like the feel. Sharp on the nose and the finish is bitter, overwhelming the subtler flavors. I hope there's more left at the grocer, because this needs more air than I gave it; I think this is good a find and deserves more inspection.


4.00 5
03/07/2011

I've found Carmeneres to be nearly as reliable as Malbecs in the $10-12 price range, and this is a good red. The aroma suggests earthy and dark fruit, and the main body has notes of tobacco, wood, blackberries, and plums, with a finish that actually reminds me of Earl Grey tea (bergamot). More earthy than "fruit forward" with a good complexity for this price range. I was initially going to give this 3.5 but as it oxidizes a bit I'll go to 4/5. This is an excellent value.


Snooth User: dylanrallen
149312106
4.00 5
06/17/2010

If you drink this below room temp, it is so much better. Had it at about 69 and it wasn't so good, but at 60 degrees, very nice and a fantastic bargain. I will buy again


Snooth User: firmin69
62424010
3.50 5
10/28/2010

Good money value .two for $ 10 at ABC Liquour


Snooth User: caransom
5228015
3.00 5
07/04/2010

Very approachable, full bodied red, with earthy accents. Not a perfect wine but at this price point I wouldn't expect it to be.


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External Reviews for Viña Santa Rita Carménère Rapel Valley Reserva

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
07/05/2010

All vineyards are planted in vertical shoot position in order to obtain good sunlight exposure and airing. The crop is restricted to 7-8 ton/ha so as to get concentrated grapes. During the season, irrigation becomes a critical factor for this variety since it is very sensitive to water stress. The idea is to reduce water availability down to pea size to produce medium size berries and vigor control, then allowing the roots to feed the plant with enough water for good ripening, without any excess, while keeping a small growth of leaves at the tip of the shoots.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

All vineyards are planted in vertical shoot position in order to obtain good sunlight exposure and airing. The crop is restricted to 7-8 ton/ha so as to get concentrated grapes. During the season, irr



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Tasting Notes:

Intense ruby-red colour. Fresh ripe black fruits with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Silky tannins, lovely sweetness and a beautiful long finish.

All vineyards are planted in vertical shoot position in order to obtain good sunlight exposure and airing. The crop is restricted to 7-8 ton/ha so as to get concentrated grapes. During the season irr

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14%

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