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Santa Rita
120 Cabernet Sauvignon
CountryChile
RegionCentral Valley
Grape Varieties100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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  • 87 Points
    JamesSuckling.com May 29, 2017
DescriptionSanta Rita's internationally popular, best-selling 120 Series of varietal wines recalls the heroes of a pivotal event in Chile's successful 19th century struggle to overthrow Spanish rule: in the early 1800's, Doña Paula Jaraquemada, then-proprietor of the Santa Rita manor house and estate near Santiago, famously gave refuge to 120 Chilean patriots in the cellars of her property. When a brigade of Spanish soldiers arrived at the expansive one-story ranch house in search of the rebels, the feisty matriarch stated she would rather see the Spanish burn the property to the ground with her inside then let them step foot into her family home. Thus, it was that band of 120 men who lived on to fight another day, and the dwelling, now site of Santa Rita's highly acclaimed Doña Paula Restaurant, occupies a unique place in Chilean national history.
Vinification10% wood was used during the fermentation process to increase color fixation and to stabilize wines. 20% of the wine was aged in French oak for 8 months for sweetening and complexity.
ColorBrilliant ruby red.
NoseScents of ripe red fruit, clove and vanilla.
PalateMedium-bodied and fruit forward, with ripe, well structured tannins.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.6TA: 5.0 g/L
Bottle size
187 ml, 750 ml
Serving SuggestionsAn ideal match for red meats, pork, spicy sauces and cheese soufflés.