Santa Rita Wines
2011 Organic Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon •Alto Jahuel Vineyard
Chile: Maipo Valley
Over the Moon
Today’s fantastically delicious 2011 Santa Rita Organic Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon has a lush, warm nose full of aromas of blackberry, black cherry, plum compote, cassis, cedar, cracked black pepper, dried wild mushrooms and a hint of pipe tobacco. On the palate, it is richly layered and deeply flavored, with dark stewed fruit of mixed dark berries, plum and dried mission fig. These sit directly atop toasty oak, spice, cocoa dust, black pepper and tobacco leaf.
This wine is great right out of the bottle, but it really shines with just a few minutes of decanting or hearty swirling. It softens on the palate, while retaining its bold, complex and gorgeous character all the way along.
Here are a few reviews on this wonderful wine:
“An incredible wine for the money! This full-bodied Chilean red wine offers generous aromas and flavours of blackberry, pepper, cassis, cedar smoke and purple plum. Santa Rita’s home vineyards are in Alto Jahuel in the Maipo Valley. The wine is aged in French and American oak barrels for 8 months. Finishes with dark berry flavours and oak spice. Pair with hearty meat dishes.” - 4.5/5 - August 3, 2014, Natalie MacLean
“I love this dark ruby red glass of deliciousness! Interesting, attractive aromas and flavors of berry pie and cracked pepper with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, breezy finish with accents of craisin, citrus, earth and cedar with earthy tannins and light oak. A lovely, tasty red for sipping or the table.” - 93 points - Shaunna Marto, Professional Chef
Dark maroon, with a ring of fine garnet at the edge of the glass. Wine stained tears cling to the glass when swirled.
Blackberry, black cherry, plum compote, cassis, cedar, cracked black pepper, dried wild mushrooms and a hint of pipe tobacco.
Dark stewed fruit of mixed dark berries, plum and dried mission fig. These sit directly atop toasty oak, spice, cocoa dust, black pepper and tobacco leaf.
Ultra long and gradually drying as medium tannins spread a grippiness around the palate.
This is one flexible wine, but we’ll be enjoying ours with the richest, boldest red meat dishes we can conjure up!
What the Winery Says
- Cecilia Torres Salinas, Andrés Ilabaca Andonie and Carlos Gattica
- Maipo Valley, Chile
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- 8 months
- French and American oak