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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
(search item no. 81624)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 James Suckling rating: 88 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Simply stellar Cabernet Sauvignon! One of the best under $20 Cabs out there, this rich red bursts with dark bing cherry and plum fruit, cassis, and smoke on the long finish. Try a bottle (or 6) - you won't be disappointed!

This Vina Penalolen Cabernet has vibrant flavors of blackberry cassis, eucalyptus, and leather. It finishes with round tannins and substantial length on the palate. This is a rich, complex wine with ripe and spicy fruit, and will benefit from several years of cellaring.

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About Vina Penalolen:

This winery was founded by the superstar winemaker of Chile, Ignacio Recabarren, and vineyard owner Ricardo Peña. The wine is estate grown and bottled with all the fruit harvested from the winery's own two vineyards. Viña Peñalolén is dedicated to producing the best expression of fruit and soil from the Maipo and Casablanca Valley's, resulting in wines of pedigree and complexity.