(2008 Vintage) Santa Rita Reserva wines are young, fruity, dynamic, and well-structured. The winemaker's objective is to create wines that best reflect the characteristic aromas and flavors of each variety. These wines also have the complexity, concentration, elegance, and balance that provide a well-rounded, long-lasting expression. The estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Alto Jahuel, located in Chile's famous Maipo Valley, one of the finest wine producing regions in the world. The result is an expressive, balanced and persistent wine. Its aromas recall ripe, black fruit, plums and fine herbs, gracefully combined with vanilla, cloves and fragrant spices. Aged up to eight months in American oak barrels, on the palate, its complex and body mingles soft tannins with a rich texture.
Crimson/garnet color. Nose: ripe plum and currant with fresh mint leaf (also a hint of swampgrass), mocha, and a distinct touch of grapefruit peel. Medium/full body on the palate: rich blackcurrant and plum framed by mocha, mint leaf, damp soil, and graphite. Solid acidity. Moderate/firm rustic tannins. Lingering damp soil, mocha, and graphite on the moderate/long dry finish. Very good, distinctly Chilean Cab. A bit rough around the edges...could use some more time in the cellar or a good, long decanting to help it come together. Has future upside. Well made. Excellent value.
frutas vermelhas, principalmente cassis e tambem chocolate. Na boca demonstra muito boa acidez, mas tânino ressalta. Talvez melhore apos uns 3 anos de adega
ok. not in love with first taste. but not a negative taste.
average tasting and mild. drinkable but nothing special.
dry, spicy, peppery, woody, fruity, long legs
pretty good; good everyday cab
Decanter(2002 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Good intense dark fruit aroma, very good cassis, richness and concentration, a classy touch of oak; fine, well-sustained tannins and strucutre. Drink up to 2009.