Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, South America

$19.99
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Item No. 129012
  • red wine
  • WS91
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.

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Winemaker's Notes

This is a bright and juicy wine full of red fruits and spring accents with well polished and integrated tannins. Always excellent press.

Critical Acclaim

"Features a core of powerful currant, cherry and raspberry flavors, with subtle minty notes. Offers sinewy tannins midpalate, balanced by a mix of dried meat, olive and wild herb. Pepper and spice accents define the elegant finish."
91 Points

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Rating:
(8/2/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
One of the best Chilean cabs I have found. Now a staple in my cellar
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Rating:
(3/17/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
I bought this because the price was right ($20) and the WS rating was 91. I've found that they have similar tastes to mine. We had a glass last night and it was a great compliment to steak. We use a wine preserver gas system to save the wine for more glasses and we were very pleased with this choice. After a visit to Chile a few years ago, we found that most Chilean wines are good value and good wines.
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(5/19/2014)
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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,...

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