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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Santa Rita Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Santa Rita Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 117925)
boutique wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This 100% old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon shows tremendous potential and typicity in the broadest sense of the word. Deep, intense ruby-red in color, with complex aromas of red fruits, plums, cherries, and notes of ripe black fruits such as blackberries and blueberries combine with a sweet touch of vanilla and coffee. The balance of fruit and acidity complemented by sweet and silky tannins promises long cellaring potential.
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About Vina Santa Rita:

Heritage and enterprise are hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile's premier wine estates. Founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez in Chile's Maipo Valley, this historic property was among the first to pioneer plantings of European grape varieties in Chile.

In 1980, it was acquired by its present owner, Ricardo Claro, under whom Santa Rita has reaped the rewards of continuous investment, resulting in a period of impressive growth, during which the winery has consolidated its position in the vanguard of Chile's most successful and innovative estates. Initiatives include the highly successful launch of Santa Rita’s 120 Series of wines and a range of ultra-premium wines, notably the highly acclaimed Casa Real and Triple C. Wide-ranging enhancements embrace the purchase of choice new vineyards, plantings with top quality clones, improved trellising and irrigation, balanced viticulture, restricted yields, later harvesting, individual block farming, small-lot vinification, and an increased emphasis on sustainable agriculture.

Today Santa Rita exports to more than 70 countries worldwide. The property accounts for outstanding vineyards in Chile’s most important appellations - the Maipo Valley; Casablanca; Rapel; Apalta; Leyda and Curico - enabling access to diverse climates and terrain.