Santa Rita Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, South America

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Winemaker's Notes

Lustrous ruby red in the glass. Aromas of ripe red and black fruit aromas mingle with leather and spice, exquisitely balanced by wood notes evoking vanilla and toast. On the palate, supple tannins and a majestic structure conclude in a complex and persistent finish.

Serving suggestions: Delicious with steaks, wild game, hearty stews, casseroles and ripe, semi-creamy cheeses

"Bright ruby. Musky red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by underbrush, pungent herbs and dried rose. Impressively complex on the palate, offering sweet red- and blackcurrant, bitter cherry, mocha and licorice flavors. Dusty tannins carry through the long, spicy finish, adding structure and grip. This is balanced to age and could stand up to many Bordeaux at three times this price."
-International Wine Cellar

"In the 2005 vintage, Medalla Real again ranks as one of Chile's most elevated under-$20 wines... The nose veers between herbal and ripe, while the palate shows nothing but pure cassis, cherry and Maipo terroir. Its tight, structured and still ready to drink. Juicy more than beefy; a real treat."
-Wine Enthusiast

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Kathleen - Mansfield, OH (read all my reviews)

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(9/25/2010)
firm legs, wonderful spice, great price, serve a bit chilled, velvety touch, smokey
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Rating:
(9/23/2010)
This is a very muscular wine with black fruit flavor and a hint of vanilla. Already delicious, it will improve with a year in the cellar.
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Learn About Santa Rita Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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