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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Sena  2002
Sena 2002
(search item no. 87472)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $66.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2002 Seña captures the essential elements of the Seña style: perfect balance, ripe fruit, complexity on the nose and elegance on the palate. Black cherry, blackberry and blueberry are accented by spicy notes of sandalwood and cedar, with rich undertones of freshly turned earth and cocoa. The aging in new French oak contributed integrated notes of whole vanilla bean and toast. Spicy, chalky tannins create a lively sensation on the palate. The wine fills the mouth on entry and carries through to a long finish. The big tannin structure should allow the wine to age very well and continue to gain in complexity for at least ten years.

Food Match: roasts, grilled meats, game, duck, beef.

My Notes:

About Sena:

In 1995, Robert Mondavi and Eduardo Chadwick pioneered one of Chile's first international joint ventures, a bold and forward-thinking move in those times. They set a very challenging goal: to reach the full potential of Chile's wine country and to create a truly world-class wine. These two are distinguished traditional wine families shared the passion for excellence and innovation. Sharing their dream and dedication, in 1997 they released the first vintage of Sena (1995), one of Chile's first iconic wines, marking a milestone and initiating the path for making ultra-premium wines in Chile. Eduardo Chadwick searched alongside Robert Mondavi for four years before finding the ideal terroir in Chile's Valle de Aconcagua. Sena, the Chilean Bordeax-blend, is the culmination of their vision, an expression of consummate quality and character.