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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Santa Rita Reserva Chardonnay 2004
Santa Rita Reserva Chardonnay 2004
(search item no. 83966)

PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $8.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant yellow-green coloured wine. Intense varietal aroma with predominantly tropical fruits like grapefruit and pineapple, rounded with soft hints of vanilla and hazelnut. A wine of great volume and pleasant acidity. Ageing in American oak has given it a complex structure, sweetness and persistence.
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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.