Low yields and hand harvesting indicate the care
given to the superior fruit from this single-vineyard winery located on the gravelly slopes of the Maipo Valley. These standards extend to the wine-making process, with meticulous grape selection and aging in French oak barrels for 12 months. Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc this is a complex and velvety wine with a soft structure, spicy tannins, and a fruity finish.
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon offers violets, spice
box, and black currant in its expressive nose. Supple,
smooth-textured, and easygoing, this nicely balanced
wine will provide pleasure over the next five years.
Fresh red currant and cherry flavors are
light in body and refreshingly tangy, with no
obvious tannins. A bitter chocolate note adds
edge to the tightly focused finish.
Stylish, with mint and sage notes leading the way for a supple palate of red cherry, black cherry and currant laced with hints of cedar and mineral. Drink now thruogh 2010.
This winery was founded by the superstar winemaker of Chile, Ignacio Recabarren, and vineyard owner Ricardo Peña. The wine is estate grown and bottled with all the fruit harvested from the winery's own two vineyards. Viña Peñalolén is dedicated to producing the best expression of fruit and soil from the Maipo and Casablanca Valley's, resulting in wines of pedigree and complexity.