Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, South America

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Item No. 105238
  • WS88
  • ST88
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: 13.7%

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:
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Winemaker's Notes

COLOR: Bright and deep ruby garnet with purple shades.

NOSE: Expressive and lively with floral notes, fresh and spicy red fruits such as raspberries, wild plums and blackberries above a background of humus, wild mushrooms and fresh aromatic herbs. The oak ageing shows slight tones of toasted bread crust and then, rise minty black chocolate and new leather notes.

PALATE: The substance is bright and juicy, balanced between volume and elegance, reproducing all the aromas through a fresh sensation. The well polished and yet integrated tannins bring a vigorous touch to the structure and go on until a floral and spicy finish, full of red fruits and spring accents.

Critical Acclaim

"Quite minty, but fleshy and balanced, displaying good dark currant and mulled plum fruit backed by a broad, toast- and loam-filled finish. Drink now."
88 Points

"Vivid ruby. Powerful aromas of cherry, dried flowers, licorice and mint, plus a touch of woodsmoke. Then broad and creamy on the palate, offering gently sweet red berry and cherry flavors and slow-mounting spiciness. The finish shows subtle sweetness and good tannic grip; this is still quite youthful but shows good promise."
88 Points

Learn About Penalolen Map ItMap It

This winery was founded by the superstar winemaker of Chile, Ignacio Recabarren, and vineyard owner Ricardo Peña. The wine is estate grown and bottled with all the fruit harvested from the winery's own two vineyards. Viña Peñalolén is dedicated to producing the best expression of fruit and soil from the Maipo and Casablanca Valley's, resulting in wines of pedigree and complexity.

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,...

Read More About Cabernet Sauvignon

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