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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 108544)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator 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:

This wine offers fresh, red fruit notes, including raspberries and cherries, with subtle touches of sweet spices, cinnamon and clove, from barrel aging like. On the palate, the wine is firm yet smooth, with tannins that add structure and volume in the mouth. The wine has ripe, sweet, spicy flavors, with soft notes of leather, tobacco and cedar on the long and elegant 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.