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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
MontGras Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
MontGras Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 75582)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Excellent red fruit is on display from start to finish. The bouquet is a sweet and sly mix of chocolate, toast, earth and caramel, and once you taste it, well, its your basic berry cornucopia. Very good in terms of feel and balance, with some complexity to boot."
-Wine Enthusiast

Rich intensive red. A bold, lively nose of rich berries and cassis give complexity to the ripe fruit flavors. The palate offers mouth filling tannins in its youth, a wine far from shy which will soften out with age.

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About Vina MontGras:

VIÑA MONTGRAS, located in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, was established in the early 1990s by brothers Hernán and Eduardo Gras, together with their business partner Cristián Hartwig. Santiago Margozzini serves as head winemaker, with renowned California winemaker Paul Hobbs serving as consultant.

Colchagua Valley, a serene sub-valley of Rapel, is situated in Chile’s Central Region at the heart of the country’s wine-producing zone. Nestled between the Pacific Coastal Range to the west and the snow-capped Andes to the east, this rustic valley is a protected environment with positive maritime influences that foster a terroir ideal for producing quality wines.

Five ranges of MontGras wines are available: Estate, Reserva, Quatro, Limited Edition, and Ninquén.

In 1996 MontGras, along with five other area wineries, founded the Colchagua Valley Wine Route to promote and facilitate tourism and educate the public about the traditions of Chilean winemaking. Guided tours and tastings at MontGras are available Monday through Friday year-round, by appointment only.