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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Erasmo Reserva di Caliboro 2004
Erasmo Reserva di Caliboro 2004
(search item no. 91939)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $29.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc

Color: Deep ruby red with brilliant shades of cherry.

Bouquet: A harmony of wildflowers, cherry, blueberry and blackberry preserves on a background of licorice.

Taste: Starts with a warm sensation that develops into a long and persistent flavor of cherries and blackberries. A velvety and elegant blend of tannins integrated into a full-bodied, long, lingering finish.

Serving Suggestions: Well-matched with roasted meat, hearty pastas and hard cheeses.

My Notes:

About Erasmo:

In 1995 Count Francesco Marone Cinzano, owner of the Col d'Orcia estate in Montalcino, Tuscany, decided to expand his production of fine wines to Chile where he foresaw significant potential to produce world-class wines.

The vision of Erasmo took Count Cinzano and longtime consultant Maurizio Castelli to Chile's Central Valley, where they finally decided upon the area of "Riserva di Caliboro" in the Maule Valley with its gently sloping alluvial terraces, intense sunlight, dry southerly winds and optimal rainfall.

The highest quality French grape clones were imported from France for this project and the past six years have been spent perfecting vineyard locations, soil exploration, and winemaking techniques.

The result of this commitment and dedication is Erasmo, a unique Chilean wine that follows in the footsteps of the Cinzano family's longstanding tradition of winemaking excellence and innovation.