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Santa Carolina Herencia text

Santa Carolina Herencia 2009

Puemo, Valle del Cachapoal, Valle del Rapel, Region del Valle Central, ChileThe flagship wine of Viña Santa Carolina, Herencia translates as heritage. Mostly carmenère, 3 percent cabernet sauvignon and 1 percent malbec flushes out this age-worthy wine. Leather, dried cassis, herbal blackberry leaf, cedar spice, currants, alluring violet florals. A fresh spike of acidity permeates a menthol/camphor note which lingers on the spicy finish. Tannins present, but worn, and will support this wine though the next 7-10 years. Decant if enjoying now, preferably with beef or pork tenderloin.Tasted: 14 October 2014Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$180.00750mlestimated retail price
Producer: Viña Santa CarolinaDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Grape: Carménère