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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 89923)

PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $14.79

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
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc

Low yields and hand harvesting indicate the care given to the superior fruit from this single-vineyard winery located on a gravelly slope in the Maipo Valley. These standards extend to the wine-making process, with meticulous grape selection and aging in French oak barrels for 14 to 18 months.

This is a complex and velvety wine with abundant wild berry and cassis flavors and a whisper of eucalyptus. It will benefit from three to five years of bottle aging.

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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.