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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 80337)

PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Beautifully balanced and complex, our Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon has lush blackberry, black currant and rosehip jam aromas. Intriguing nuances of chocolate and mint mingle with the rich, dark fruit character. The intense fruitiness continues through the flavors, supported by round, velvety tannins. Subtle notes of tobacco and sun-dried fruit linger on the elegant finish. The excellent structure of this wine reflects grapes grown on our Los Morros Estate in Chile's highly acclaimed Maipo Valley. Gentle handcrafting and 18 months of barrel aging, at our state-of-the-art Arboleda Winery, enhanced the velvety character. Our new Arboleda collection of wines showcases the personalities of Chile's finest appellations.

Alcohol: 13.6%

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About Arboleda:

Arboleda wines were born in 1999 as part of the shared dream that inspired Robert Mondavi and Eduardo Chadwick to realize the potential of Chile as a world class producer of fine wines. The name "Arboleda" in Spanish means "grove of trees" and is a tribute to the native Chilean trees that have been preserved within the vineyards that produce the Arboleda grapes.

The source of the Arboleda grapes comes from two self contained estates within the valley. A stunning hillside property some 40kms inland was acquired and planted in 2000 with a selection of red grape varieties. This property was named "Las Vertientes" due to its natural springs of water. Arboleda red wines aim for complete ripeness, full bodied with high concentration of fruit, complexity and balance.

Arboleda white wines aim to be fresh, crispy with high acidity and intense aromatics. Therefore the vineyards were planted during 2005 in the proximity to the sea, only 14 kms from the Pacific Ocean in a property called "Chilhue", the place of sea gulls in native Mapuche indian language.