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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Sena  2007
Sena 2007
(search item no. 111069)
green wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $95.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 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
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 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:

Deep ruby-red in color, Sena 2007 presents a nose rich in ripe fruits such as strawberries, plum, and cassis, along with a touch of black pepper and sweet spices that add complexity to the blend. The palate shows fine, firm tannins and complex flavours of fruit, oak, spices, thyme, bay leaf, meaty notes, and a bit of tobacco that intermingle harmoniously and extend out onto the long finish. This is a wine with lively acidity and great tannic structure that will certainly gain complexity and elegance with time in the bottle.

Blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Carmenere, 12% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

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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.