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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 98075)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $16.49

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
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:

Low yields and hand harvesting indicate the care given to the superior fruit from this single-vineyard winery located on the gravelly slopes of the Maipo Valley. These standards extend to the wine-making process, with meticulous grape selection and aging in French oak barrels for 12 months. Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc this is a complex and velvety wine with a soft structure, spicy tannins, and a fruity finish.

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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.