Tarapaca Riserva Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, South America

$12.99
Item No. 37700
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Winemaker Sergio Correa creates his Viña Tarapacá Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon in a style reminiscent of the great Cabernets from Californias Napa Valley. These wines have much to offer while relatively young, yet still retain tremendous ageing potencial. This Reserva is highly aromatic, offering black cherry peppercorn, coffee and anise aromas which increase in intensity as the wine breathes. Ripe fruit flavours of cassis and cherries are balanced on the palate with toasted oak nuances and chocolatey notes. Firm tannins give good structure and the finish is luxuriant and long.

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Learn About 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...

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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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