2017 Vina Tarapaca Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva

Year: 2017
Appellation: Maipo Valley
Country: Chile
Wine Spectator: 87
James Suckling: 93
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"Crisp and savory, with hints of dried green herbs to the red plum and spiced cherry flavors. Iron accents on the finish. Drink now. 50,000 cases made, 1,700 cases imported. -KM" (WS)

"A very fresh array of spiced-pastry aromas, across some ripe red plums and berries. The palate has a very fresh, lithe and juicy feel with terrific freshness and concentration of summer berries. Drink or hold." (JS)

"Dense, dark aromas of raisin and blackberry set up a full and chunky palate with a creamy texture. Mildly salty berry flavors include a whack of oak spice, while oak-led flavors settle in on a finish that tastes slightly baked and feels warm. -Michael Schachner" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Located in the Maipo Valley, the most traditional and prestigious valley in Chile for the premium red wines production. A 2.700 hectares property, with only 611 planted with vineyards. Mediterranean Climate with a warm, dry growing season, allowing for wines with big body, mature tannins and medium acidity. Volcanic origin and medium depth soils with mainly angular stones.

This beautiful wine has aroma's of ripe fruit with fresh and spicy notes. The annins are soft and round with a mineral component due to the mediterranean macroclimate.

This full-flavored, fruit-forward and semi tannic goes well with grilled, roasted or braised red meats as such beef, duck, lamb, etc and some veggies as mushrooms, squash.