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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Errazuriz Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Errazuriz Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 103507)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard is made from grapes hand-picked in Errazuriz' prestigious Don Maximiano Estate, located in the Aconcagua Valley, a semi-desert region where the hot summer days are cooled by afternoon breezes. The vines are planted on a 5-degree slope with gravely, sandy clay soils which drain very well. The high day-night temperature differences of the Don Maximiano Estate slows ripening and helps create intensity of flavors and concentration. It is difficult to find a better quality Sauvignon from anywhere in the world at this price point.

Bright ruby-red in color with an intense and attractive nose that features aromas of ripe red and black fruits with a balsamic, spicy edge. The palate is juicy and well-balanced with tannins that are firm yet friendly. The fruit is echoed on the palate where it melds beautifully with spicy, chocolaty notes, and ends on a pleasingly balanced finish.

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About Errazuriz:

Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded ViƱa Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, north of Santiago. This valley has cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes--ideal for growing grapes. Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano's descendant, Eduardo Chadwick--the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the wine business. Eduardo has overseen the modernization of the winemaking technology at this historic estate while maintaining a distinct identity for its wines, dedicated to producing estate grown wines of superior quality.