Chile’s Colchagua Valley, between the Coastal Range and the Andes.
|Color - Deep crimson red
Bouquet - Blackberry and plums framed by mocha, vanilla and cedar
Taste - This wine has structure, depth and fine texture with currant and black cherry fruit notes. Flavors of toast and mocha round out the lingering finish.
|Wine Advocate, February 2012, 87, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2010 - 87 points, Wine Advocate
...Scents of cedar, spice box, violets, tobacco, and black currant lead to a savory, ripe, smooth-textured, nicely proportioned Cabernet. It is a very good value that should provide enjoyment for another 3-4 years.
Sante, October 2010, , Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2008 - Sante
Aromas and flavors of currant, black cherry, blackberry, pepper, and spice; medium to full bodied with a good mouth-feel, approachable tannins, and good depth and structure.
Massachusetts Beverage Business, August 2010, , Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2008 - Massachusetts’ Beverage Business
Eight months in oak, all new. Fuller, more complex, and longer... Very pleasant drinking. Still retains some tannin.
Wine Enthusiast, July 2010, 87, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2008 - 87 Points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast
Sweet, a bit candied and creamy on the nose, with marshmallow and other oak-driven aromas. The palate has a common, regular, comfortable feel as well as vanilla and boysenberry flavors. Dark and savory late; well made in the ”value” class.
Wine Spectator, April 30, 2010, 87, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva - 87 Points, Wine Spectator
Forward, with a mix of currant, fig and sage notes backed by a note of graphite on the...finish.
Restaurant Wine, January/February 2009, 4 - Excellent, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2007 - 4 Stars, Restaurant Wine
Amazing value! The Cabernet is full bodied and ripely flavored, with intense character and evident oakiness; long finish, tasting of black currant, toast, cherry and oak.
Wine Spectator, May 15, 2008, 87, This has nice focus, with dark cherry and currant fruit layered with some sweet toast. Shows dashes of vanilla and loam on the finish.
Sante, , , Sour cherry and toasted grain jump out of the glass with a briny caraway spice on the palate. A short finish of pleasant but gripping tannins and licorice hints. Seared salmon with rye crust; roast pork.
Restaurant Wine, November 2007, 5 - Exceptional, Wonderful quality and value! A supple Cabernet, with medium richness, light oakiness, and a long finish. Hard to beat at the price.
Every Day with Rachael Ray, June/July 2007, Recommended Wine, Delivers Exceptional Value!
Sante, June 1, 2007, , Sour cherry and toasted grain jump out of the glass with a briny caraway spice on the palate. A short finish of pleasant but gripping tannins and licorice hints. Seared salmon with rye crust; roast pork.
Wines of Chile Awards, January 12, 2007, , 4th Annual Wines of Chile Awards: Final Results
Wine Spectator, May 15, 2006, 86, James Molesworth’s Recommended Chilean Wines
Tasty plum and black cherry flavors are forward and open-knit, with toast and briar hints on the easy finish.
| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points (Jun 2014)
Dark purple/blood red color. Subtle hints of paraffin, parchment, dried herbs in the nuanced bouquet. Pleasing flavors of tart berries, black cherry, black plum highlight the midpalate phase. Aftertaste is moderately tannic, elegant, silky textured. Great Value
|Wine maker notes
|Grapes are hand-harvested during the last weeks of April. Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After maceration, 50% of wine is aged eight months in French and American (50/50) oak barrels.
|100% Cabernet Sauvignon