Viña Santa Carolina

Viña Santa Carolina was founded in 1875 by spirited, Chilean business visionary, Mr. Luis Pereira Cotapos. The name Santa Carolina was born from his wife and great love, Mrs. Carolina Iñiguez Vicuña. At this time, winemaking in Chile was really coming into its own. Although wine had been present in South America since the 1500s, it wasn’t until the mid 1800’s wine was widely consumed outside of religious purposes. Rich Chilean families were inspired by the French society including their luxury and love for good food and wine. As a result, Pereira decided to start vineyards in Chile with the classical Bordeaux grape varieties such as Cabernet and Merlot, and bring French viticultural expert, Germain Bachelet. The house in which Bachelet resided still remains a part of the Santa Carolina properties. In 1975, Viña Santa Carolina was purchased by the prestigious Larrain family; by 1986 Viña Santa Carolina was one of the top Chilean brands exported to the US Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Carmenère

    History of the grape: Carmenère was once widely planted in Bordeaux’s Medoc for its deep color and unique gaminess. I...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia 2008

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    Lots of perfumed baking spices and vanilla on the nose. Hints of lavender and ivy accent the core of dark wild cherry fruit that shows hints of juniper. Exceptionally smooth on entry with a dusting of powdery tannins which work their way through the dense fruit in the mouth. The acid is present but a bit in the shadows. Powerful extracted dark e... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Santa Carolina Cab Sav 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by ElChamucoBlanco


  • Santa Carolina Carmenere Reserva de Familia 2009

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    Lovely. Absolutely lovely. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Santa Carolina Carmenere Reserva de Familia 2009

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    Purple, dense and vibrant almost opaque. Notes of blackberry and mint, low intensity on the nose, may need some air to open up. Moderate plus to high, surprisingly tart, high alcohol, high intensity of flavor. Full bodied, huge wine, dense blackberry, blackcurrant, hint of mulling spices, coffee, very big, may need time to open up, suggest de... Read More

    Wine review by Rebecca Chapa


  • Santa Carolina Reserva Pinot Noir 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by drsint


  • Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia 2008

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    Sour currant earth espresso cocoa spices on the nose with a nice cherry cola and dry cedar tannin finish slightly sweet with bell pepper on back of nose and palate Read More

    Wine review by luchavino


  • Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia 2008

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    The nose showed intense, spicy blackberry jam, animal musk and coffee notes. On the palate, it was smooth and velvety, yet balanced with wild berries, dark chocolate, and subtle cinnamon. The finish was long and saturating with intense dark chocolate-covered dried cranberry. The tannins slowly melted away on the finish and showed great potential... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia 2008

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    Very tight nose, but we didn't have it open long. Loads of spice, dark fruit, blackberry and boysenberry. Black plum as well. Odd because of the reserved nose, because it becomes extremely aromatic on the palate. Lots of perfume and floral tones. Lush red and black berry fruit. Violets and lavender. Slight oak. Some cigar tobbaco and it f... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia 2008

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    bold powerful dark fruit, tighter tannins, has ability to age for awhile, dark chocolate and currants Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia 2008

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    Santa Carolina wines come from the USA importer Carolina Wine Brands. They have this to say about the 2008 vintage:Color: Medium PurpleAromas: Classic notes of cedar and cassis, with dark chocolate and black currants.Palate: Full bodied yet delicately balanced with a graceful finish.http://www.carolinawinebrandsusa.com/ Read More

    Wine review by KristinVixen


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