2008 Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Medalla Real Maipo Valley
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3 Ratings
2008 Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Medalla Real Maipo Valley

Wine Details

Vineyard

Santa Rita

Style

Red

Region

ChileMaipo Valley

Vintages

2009 2007

Winemaker's Notes

Color: Lustrous ruby red. Bouquet: Ripe red and black fruit aromas mingle with leather and spice, exquisitely balanced by wood notes evoking vanilla and toast. Taste: Supple tannins and a majestic structure conclude in a complex and persistent finish. Serving Suggestions: Delicious with steaks, wild game, hearty stews, casseroles and ripe, semi-creamy cheeses.

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Vineyard

Santa Rita

Style

Red

Region

ChileMaipo Valley

Vintages

2009 2007

Color: Lustrous ruby red. Bouquet: Ripe red and black fruit aromas mingle with leather and spice, exquisitely balanced by wood notes evoking vanilla and toast. Taste: Supple tannins and a majestic structure conclude in a complex and persistent finish. Serving Suggestions: Delicious with steaks, wild game, hearty stews, casseroles and ripe, semi-creamy cheeses.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    Maipo Valley, where Chile's first vinifera vines were planted, is now the epicenter of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. The Viña Santa Rita 2006 is textbook Maipo Cab, a distinctive wine with loam, black currant and sage and plenty of grip. Santa Rita's vineyards are situated in a cool pocket of land in an otherwise warm region, set between the Pacific and the Andes at an altitude of 2,100 feet. Fifteen thousand cases of the 40,000 produced reached the U.S. market. Winemaker Andres Ilbaca blended 5 percent Cabernet Franc and aged the wine for about a year in a mix of new and older French oak.