Erasmo Reserva di Caliboro 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Chile, South America

Price: $32.99
Item No. 95001
  • W&S93
  • RP91
  • WS90
Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot.

Dark ruby red, with black cherry tones. Complex and intense nose with presence of black berries, spices and soft notes of fine oak. Lively and bright red fruit. Sophisticated texture full of pointedly firm tannins.

Serve Erasmo with meat, meat pies, game or wild boar cooked on an open fire. Generally with full flavored main courses.

Critical Acclaim

"From the dry-farmed vineyards of Maule, this blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc is extremely austere when first poured. Oxygen reveals its lovely, bright red fruit and its sophisticated texture full of pointedly firm tannins. The long and profound finish calls for braised beef."
93 Points

"The 2005 Erasmo is composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Purple-colored, it has an alluring bouquet of toasty oak, spice box, wood smoke, cassis, and black currants. This leads to a medium-bodied, elegant wine with enough concealed structure to evolve for 3-4 years. This lengthy effort will be at its best from 2011 to 2020. "
91 Points

"Sleek and focused, with a solid core of red currant fruit surrounded by sweet spice, toast and mineral notes. Long, pure finish has the flesh to match its sinew. Best vintage yet for this Italian-owned project. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2010."
90 Points

Learn About Erasmo

In 1995 Count Francesco Marone Cinzano, owner of the Col d'Orcia estate in Montalcino, Tuscany, decided to expand his production of fine wines to Chile where he foresaw significant potential to produce world-class wines. The vision of Erasmo took Count Cinzano and longtime consultant Maurizio Castelli to Chile's Central Valley, where they finally decided upon the area of Riserva...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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