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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Maycas del Limari Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Maycas del Limari Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 99284)
screw cap wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $23.99

Winemaker's Notes:

90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah

Maycas Cabernet Sauvignon is bright ruby red in color with aromas of red cherry, plum, and blackberry mixed with hints of white pepper, coffee and toasted bread. Full-bodied and dense with black fruit flavors that peak in the velvety and endless finish.

Enjoy with prime steak, stews and grilled and roasted meats such as pork and veal.

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About Maycas del Limari:

Located 250 miles north of Santiago, in the rapidly developing Limari Valley, Concha y Toro has developed an exciting new project, Maycas del Limarí. Maycas, means "croplands" in Quechua. This land was the foundation of the Inca Empire, the most powerful civilization in South America. Limarí takes its name from the Franciscan monk who first planted grapes here in 1548. The Limarí valley benefits from a strong coastal influence - more so than Chile's other coastal areas such as Casablanca, Marchigüe and San Antonio, as the coastal range of mountains which hugs the shoreline starts in Limarí, and features lower elevations than the rest of the range as it heads southward. That means more of the ocean breezes make their way up into the valley. The wines produced here reflect the luminosity of the zone, the minerality of the rich marine soils and the extraordinary coastal breezes. The Limarí area represents one of the longest growing seasons in the world for wine grapes. Maycas del Limarí Reserva Especial wines draw their inspiration from the Inca solar calendar, prominently displayed on each label.