Santa Rita 120 Carmenere - $8.99

Wine Details

Price: $8.99
Producer: Santa Rita
Region: Rapel
Varietal: Carmenere
Container Size: 750 ML
Flavors: cherry, chocolate
  • Red Wine
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Product Description

  • Our 120 Carménère has an intense ruby red color with violet hues. Rich aromas of ripe, red fruit and fragrant spices dominate the bouquet. On the palate, it is a fresh, light bodied and elegant wine with a commanding, fruity flavor rounded out by soft tannins that give way to a pleasant and lingering finish. Always an outstanding choice. Suggested Food: Lamb, ripe cheeses, pastas a la Bolognese, chicken and stews.
  • Santa Rita was founded in 1880, by a distinguished entrepreneur of those times, Mr. Domingo Fernández Concha in the area of Alto Jahl. From the very beginning, he introduced fine French varieties, winemakers and the most advanced winemaking techniques. Now Santa Rita is known for high quality red and white wine that is exported to over seventy countries around the world.

Expert Ratings

Ratings   Vintage Source Flavors
WineAndSpirits - 87 Details: On the ripe side of carmenère, this delivers plenty of chocolate and caramelized cherry flavors. A good value and an excellent partner for barbecue. 2005 WineAndSpirits cherry, chocolate
WineSpectator - 84 Details: Smoky, with bell pepper, tobacco and berry flavors, and a soft finish, where the tobacco note returns. A good introduction to the grape, and a fine value. Drink now. 25,535 cases made. –JM 2002 WineSpectator
WineSpectator - 82 Details: Fruity, with round, straightforward black cherry and pepper notes. Easy finish. Drink now. 5,000 cases imported. –JM 2000 WineSpectator black cherry, pepper

Food Pairings

Category Pairing
Red Meat Grilled Flank Steak, Beef Stew, Variety Meats or Organ Meats

Wine Terms

Name Value
Chile Although the Spaniards first established vineyards here in the mid 16th century, most of today’s Chilean wine is made from French grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay. Chile’s isolated position between the Pacific and the Andes means it is safe from pests and disease that plague European vineyards, and also assures mild temperatures and relatively dry air. Most of Chile’s vineyards are in the Central Valley, and a fair number of them are owned by renowned French, Spanish, and American winemakers. Wines are named for their grape varieties, but they carry a regional or district indication as well. Reasonably priced, and increasingly sophisticated, they make excellent values.
Rapel This Chilean region includes the famous Cachapoal valley, source of some great Merlot, although Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc are its most planted grape varieties.

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