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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Tarapaca Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Tarapaca Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 41005)

PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Viña Tarapacá Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep black-purple wine that exhibits classic Cabernet aromas of black currant and cherry. Varietal fruit flavour predominates on the palate, with touches of cedar and sweet tobacco. The wine is nicely structured without being overly tannic and the finish shows remarkable complexity.
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About Vina Tarapaca:

Viña Tarapacá ex Zavala was born during the last century, in 1874, known then as "Viña de Rojas", in honour of its founder, Don Francisco de Rojas y Salamanca, a well-know business man of the period. Don Francisco imported selected European wine stock varieties directly from France.

Later, under the ownership of Antonio Zavala, the name "Viña Zavala" emerged. When Antonio Zavala divorced his wife, she received the vineyard but did not change its name. Finally the vineyard adopted his current name "Viña Tarapacá Ex-Zavala" in recognition of the former President of the Republic, Don Arturo Alessandri, know as the "Lion of Tarapacá" who solved a legal problems between Mr. Zavala and his wife.

From the start of 1992, when the Chilean group, Fósforos took control over the wine-producing operations of the company, an ambitious export program was launched.