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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 119718)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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:

This Cabernet Sauvignon is deep plum red in color. The nose presents tremendous aromatic intensity, with aromas of red and black fruits such as cherries and black plums. It continues to evolve with layers of spicy notes, such as white pepper and sweet spices, enveloped in elegant notes of cedar, smoke, and tobacco from the oak aging. The full-flavor, high-intensity palate features red fruits and a light balsamic note that lends complexity. Medium-bodied with good structure and fine tannins, this Cabernet stands out for its balance between acidity and body and results in an elegant, juicy wine with a persistent 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.