Pehuén 2007 by Vina Santa Rita

IMG_0954 Grape Variety: 95% Apalta Valley Carménère and 5% Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Outstanding minus dry red wine with ripe black berries and plums over a complex of vanilla and other baking spices with a earthy floral note. The fruit concentration and intensity are both high and the finish is long and sweet. The medium plus ripe tannins bring structure with the medium plus acidity. The wine has very good complexity. Drink now and for 6-7 years.

Reserva Merlot 2010 by Viña Santa Rita

IMG_0587 Grape Variety: 100% Merlot

Good plus wine with red plums and currents and a touch of black cherry over baker’s spices. The wine has medium fruit intensity and concentration with good complexity. The finish is medium and sweet. The medium minus mature tannins and medium acidity give good balance. Drink now and for 3-4 years.

Reserva Pinot Noir 2009 by Viña Santa Rita

IMG_0675 Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Good plus wine with red cherry and raspberries with a spicy note of cinnamon and strawberry leaf. The fruit has medium concentration and intensity. The medium minus tannins are young and a bit grippy. The wine has good structure and is drinking well now and for 2-3 years.

Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011 by Viña Santa Rita

IMG_0588Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Very good wine with fresh lime and grapefruit over sweet garden herbs and touch of lemon grass. The fruit has medium plus concentration and intensity. The acidity is medium plus and the balance gives a medium plus finish. The wine has good structure and complexity. Drink now and for 2-3 years.

Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 by Viña Santa Rita

IMG_0589Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Good plus wine with ripe black fruit character over touches of sweet baker’s spice and dried herbs. The wine has medium minus fruit concentration. The medium tannins are grippy and balance the medium acidity giving good structure and pleasant medium minus finish. Drink now and for 3-4 years.

Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 by Viña Santa Rita

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Good wine with medium fruit intensity of blackberries and blueberries with touch of tobacco. The medium tannins are mature and add structure along with the medium acid level. The finish is medium. This wine drinks well now but will improve for 2 years then drink for another 6.