Heritage and enterprise are hallmarks of Chile's Santa Rita winery. Founded in 1880, this historic property was among the first to pioneer plantings of European grape varieties in Chile.
Floresta is an innovative line of limited production, terroir-driven varietal wines, hand-crafted from the finest grapes. The Floresta line is designed to attract individuals who are passionate about discovering new and exotic world-class wines with a distinct personality. Floresta wines combine the structure of a bottling developed and matured perfectly over a period time in an expertly crafted wine produced from the finest fruit possible. In short, Santa Rita's Floresta wines reflect the very best that our exceptional Chilean terroir can offer.
"The purple-colored 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Floresta Apalta offers an alluring aromatic array of pain grille, pencil lead, spice box, earth notes, cassis, and black currants. Full-bodied on the palate with layered, already complex flavors, this well-balanced, lengthy effort will offer prime drinking from 2011 to 2019."
"Opaque purple. Powerfully scented nose offers a sexy array of dark berries, incense, floral oils and oak spices. Fleshy and sweet, with palate-staining blackberry, cassis and candied licorice flavors. Picks up an exotic floral pastille character on the back. This boasts impressive focus and lift for such a lush wine, with gentle tannins lending focus to the finish. Very sexy stuff."
-International Wine Cellar