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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 102410)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $15.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 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:

Deep and brilliant ruby-red in color, the intense and expressive nose presents fresh red fruit with a bit of sweet spice and toast from its oak aging. The firm, refreshing acidity is complemented by fine tannins that lend structure and volume to the palate. Rich flavors of plums, cherries, and cassis are backed by notes of cloves and fresh roasted coffee. Flavorful and lively, with a long, lingering finish.
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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.