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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Arboleda Syrah 2001
Arboleda Syrah 2001
(search item no. 60673)
Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Arboleda Syrah features intense violet color and spicy red fruit flavor. Layers of raspberry, cherry, spice and chocolate, characteristic of Chilean Syrah, are balanced by mature tannins for an exquisite velvety texture. Dark berry character supports the round lingering mouth finish. This elegant and complex Syrah is a perfect complement for a wide range of grilled or roasted meats, such as a steak au poivre , or a braised lamb shank served with wild mushrooms seasoned with garlic and parsley.

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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.