Errazuriz Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, South America

Price: $22.99
Item No. 107576
  • WE90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Bright ruby-red in color, this wine has a very expressive nose with a profile of fresh red and black fruits such as cassis, blackcurrant, coffee and cedar, along with sweet spice notes that heighten the blend. These aromas are complemented on the palate with a balsamic touch that lends additional complexity and fine, supple tannins lead to a very firm yet friendly wine. Fresh acidity brightens the flavors, prolongs the finish, and ensures that the wine will age very well for years to come.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark, sultry and hard at first, but with airing comes a wave of cola, vanilla and black fruit notes that settle in the right way. The palate is healthy and balanced, and the flavors of cherry, currant, plum and tobacco are enticing and long. Herbal in some ways, but not too much. Shows quality and some short-term aging ability; drink now through 2012."
90 Points

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Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Viña Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, north of Santiago. This valley has cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes--ideal for growing grapes. Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition of...

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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 Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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