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Date Printed: 7/29/2016
Calina Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Calina Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 89911)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2016: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The composition of this Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most challenging and interesting that Calina has produced in recent years. This wine is a blend of 3 different terroirs with 3 different styles.

Colchagua Valley grapes bring cherry, mint and black pepper aromas, as well as soft and velvety tannins. Cachapoal Valley grapes deliver the elegance of blackberry aromas and the balance of a powerful mouth-filling wine. Finally, the remaining 10% of grapes from Maule bring typically juicy fruits, natural acidity and chalk stone tannins. The final blend is very complex, full of flavors and aromas, a wine with a long finish and finely integrated tannins.

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About Calina:

Calina's bold innovations in the vineyard and cellar are setting a new standard of excellence for winemaking in Chile. Calina uses the famed vineyard practices and winemaking technology developed by Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates in California, while sourcing the best fruit from the emerging top Chilean coastal appellations. This unique philosophy means Chilean coastal appellations. This unique philosophy means Calina wines always show signature fruit flavors, depth and complexity. Most importantly, they are recognized year after year as "Best Buys" from various leading wine critics. These awards support the Calina initiative - to create wine of inimitable quality at an affordable price.