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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 105238)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $16.79

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
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:

COLOR: Bright and deep ruby garnet with purple shades.

NOSE: Expressive and lively with floral notes, fresh and spicy red fruits such as raspberries, wild plums and blackberries above a background of humus, wild mushrooms and fresh aromatic herbs. The oak ageing shows slight tones of toasted bread crust and then, rise minty black chocolate and new leather notes.

PALATE: The substance is bright and juicy, balanced between volume and elegance, reproducing all the aromas through a fresh sensation. The well polished and yet integrated tannins bring a vigorous touch to the structure and go on until a floral and spicy finish, full of red fruits and spring accents.

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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.