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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Arboleda Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Arboleda Sauvignon Blanc 2008
(search item no. 105124)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $15.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With the great aromatic intensity typical of a cool-climate wine, this wine shows fresh herb aromas over its fruit. Notes of tomato leaf mingle with fresh green chili (capsicum) and asparagus, all complemented by delicate citrus and mineral traces. On the palate, this is a fresh yet elegant wine with mineral and citrus flavors. The wine has a character that is easy to understand and a pleasure to drink.

Food Match: shellfish, scallops, oysters, Asian cuisine.

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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.