Santa Rita Floresta Apalta Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, South America

$30.99
Item No. 55575
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WE91
  • RP89
  • W&S88
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Winemaker's Notes

This Caberne Sauvignon displays a deep ruby color, and an enchanting bouquet of ripe red and black fruits, combined with silky vanilla and chocolate overtones. It has a complex and balanced structure magnificently framed with ripe tannins and a long, persistent finish. Given the intensity and structure of this wine, it should continue to improve in the bottle and should be at its peak in 8 to 10 years.

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Heritage and enterprise are hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile's premier wine estates. Founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez in Chile's Maipo Valley, this historic property was among the first to pioneer plantings of European grape varieties in Chile. In 1980, it was acquired by its present owner, Ricardo Claro, under whom Santa Rita has reaped the rewards of continuous...

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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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