Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, South America

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Item No. 103158
  • RP91
  • WE90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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: 14.5%

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

This Cabernet Sauvignon has an intense ruby red color. It offers prominent cherry and blueberries aromas with soft hints of chocolate and toffee. On the palate, the wine is concentrated and perfectly balanced with soft, ripe and velvety tannins. Lovely flavors of dark fruits which mix with notes of coffee, smoke and truffles. The final is long and lingering.

Critical Acclaim

"Medium purple, Asian spices, incense, black fruits; 2-3 years aging potential; approachable now. "
91 Points

"This wine’s menthol aromas and fresh ripe cherry flavors mask the warmth of its alcohol, offering a juicy and vibrant contrast. The flavor concentration gives it amplitude, and while the tannins feel a little rough, they should smooth out with a year or two in bottle."
90 Points

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Learn About Santa Carolina

The year was 1875. When Don Luis Pereira came to Chile with vinestocks from Bordeaux France and a dream to create an unforgettable wine. An elixir of such romance and intrigue, he could find no name more perfect than that of his cherished wife, Doña Carolina Iñiguez. And so, his creation would be called Viña Santa Carolina.From the time that he transplanted the first vines to the...

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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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