Haras Character Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, South America

Price: $20.00 $10.79
Save $9.21 (46%)
Item No. 95000
  • W&S92
  • WE90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red in color. Excellent fruit concentration. Ripe black berries and dried fruits on the palate combined with a complex and elegant attack. This wine presents a spicy fi nish with toffee and chocolate notes. A true refl ection of the Upper Maipo Valley.

Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot

Critical Acclaim

"A clear expression of Alto Maipo character, this cabernet is filled with menthol and juicy cherry flavors, its tannins as firm as they are refined. The acidity enhances the cherry tones as the wine gains in herbal, ripe red fruit flavors and depth."
92 Points

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Rating:
(9/26/2010)
Loved the change of "nose". Nice heavy smoky smell. Lingering finish with a nice balance fruit/earth.
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Sparky G - Simsbury, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/17/2011)
Not a real good bottle. Don't know where the 93 comes from??
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Rating:
(9/21/2010)
For a $20 bottle of wine, it lives up to description - but that is it. It is presented as having a "complex and elegant" attack, but I would say it is more odd and slightly bitter. At 14.5%, I felt the aroma was shot down by the strong ALC content, but after breathing A LONG TIME, it balanced out a bit. Much better taste and dry finish than expected, but I would relegate it to a dinner wine over an "enjoyment" wine.
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Learn About Haras

A partnership between the Matte family of Chile and the Antinori family of Italy, Haras produces a variety of exceptional wines from its 1480-acre estate and winery in Chile's Upper Maipo Valley. Home to a legendary thoroughbred breeding farm, Haras is committed to creating an ideal environment for both wine grapes and young horses, and is a leader among South American wineries in implementing sustainable and organic viticultural and winemaking practices.

Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

Read More About Cabernet Sauvignon

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