Santa Carolina Reserva De Familia Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Maipo Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
Maipo Valley, Chile

$17.95 (684597)

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88 pts
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August 03, 2013

Critic Reviews (4)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

I sense a change of style with the 2009 vintage of this wine that has been produced continuously since the C19th; and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is medium weight, fairly dense cabernet with typical lifted Chilean blackcurrant, evergreen shrub, tar,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

This Cabernet is sourced from the extremely large appellation of the Maipo Valley but from more prestigious Alto...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

It's amusing to read the "35% less Glass" sticker on this wine, but while the bottle is certainly lighter weight...

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Community Reviews (7)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2009 Santa Carolina Reserva De Familia Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in French oak for 15 months, is medium bodied, FRUITY to integrated wine, with nice aromas of blackberry, black cherry, oak, coconut and vanilla. Tannins are refined (decant for 15 to 30 min) and the finish is medium to long and silky. It is ready to drink now and will nicely cellar for 5 to 10 years. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 90 pts. Tasted Sept/11.

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Ryan Hindmarsh
Ryan Hindmarsh

Sweet Carolina is this a deal. $18 for a well made, flavor driven, Chilean Cab. Like a well cologned Neil Diamond squeezing some ripe oranges. It’s got a powerful lingering scent, a larger than average nose, its super juicy, and its catchy like his lyrics. Buy a few and ply up your friends because “Good times have never felt so good”. Ba Ba Bahhhh.

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Stephan W
Stephan W

Very nice, dense, full-bodied Cabernet-Sauvignon with a long, smooth finish. When I saw how dark this wine was when I poured the first glass, I had the feeling this would be an enjoyable experience...which was comfirmed with the first glass. Safe bet when you have guests. Going back to buy some more and repeat this nice experience. Tasted January 2012.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

I have enjoyed the last several vintage of this Santa Carolina Cabernet and the 2009 vintage is the best I have had so far. Although not a very deep colour for a Cabernet, it is more like a medium ruby with aromas of dark plum, black cherry blueberry, spice oak and vanilla. The palate has loads of flavours, spiciness, with lively acidity, grippy tannins and noticeable heat from the 14.5% alcohol. Good length on the finish with robust texture and mild tannins. This year the bottle is 35% lighter than the past, a commendation to be awarded for sure. Awesome Cabernet Sauvignon for $18, great value and strongly recommended.

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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

Wonderful start, but it lost a little by the third glass, so I cannot quite give this one a 90.

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