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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Arboleda Syrah 2009
Arboleda Syrah 2009
(search item no. 115402)
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PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense violet in color. The nose seduces with aromas that recall blueberries, blackberries and raspberries that are nicely integrated with rosemary, bay leaf, and subtle spice and floral notes. The palate is fresh, with silky ripe tannins and elegant texture. Its aging in oak barrels contribute smoky and sweet spice notes that harmoniously complement its aromatic profile. Its natural acidity is refreshing, making this a vibrant and persistent Syrah with excellent cellaring potential.

Made with 100% 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.