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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 115401)

PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $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:

A deep cherry-red in color, while the nose offers up aromas of red and black fruits such as raspberry, cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, and blueberry, all blended with delicate notes of cigar box, tobacco, and vanilla that develop while aging in oak barrels. The palate has tremendous volume and high intensity flavors that reflect the ample aromatic profile perceived the nose, particularly black fruits and roasted notes with a touch of mint that lend complexity to the entire blend. Elegant and complex, this is a juicy Cabernet Sauvignon with great structure, soft tannins, and a long, lingering finish.

Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernte Franc, and 3% Syrah

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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.