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Reviews & Awards

2011 La Joya Cabernet Sauvignon

 

86 Points
"Dark, crusty aromas of spice cherry, mint and black olive lead to a lively, zesty palate with strong acidity and oaky, minty berry flavors mixed with notes of carob and black pepper. Olive, herbs and blackberry flavors work the finish, which brings kicks and mild heat."
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, December 2013


2009 La Joya Cabernet Sauvignon

 

87 Points
“Bright purple. Ripe, somewhat sullen dark fruit aromas are complicated by notes of musky herbs and licorice. Smooth and expansive, offering dense cherry compote and singed plum flavors that gain spiciness with air. Fine-grained tannins add firmness to a sweet, clinging finish. Quite rich but manages to avoid coming off as heavy.”
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/June '11


2009 La Joya Cabernet Sauvignon

 

TOP VALUES - 87 points
"A beam of linzer torte and blackberry fruit is judiciously layered with sweet toast and spice notes. Shows length and polish."
Wine Spectator Magazine, March 2012


2009 La Joya Cabernet Sauvignon

 

BEST BUY - 86 Points
"Brandied black cherry aromas come with firepower, while the palate is dark and full, with good fruit and some burn. Flavors are dark and sweet, with peppery spice. Finishes equally dark, with blackberry and coffee. Familiar and good for a value-priced Cab."
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, July 2011


2008 La Joya Cabernet Sauvignon

 

88 points
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, September 2010


Tasting Notes

This classically styled Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of blackberries, cherries and cassis with subtle notes of clove and nutmeg. This is an excellent everyday value for Chilean wine fans.

Food Pairings

Pairs well with lamb, grilled vegetables, steak or pork chops.

Varietal(s)

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region

Colchagua Valley, Chile

Vineyard & Winemaking Notes

The grapes are 100% estate grown from the Bisquertt vineyards of Las Garzas, Chomedahue, Lihueimo, Rinconada, Casas Viejas, El Rulo, and Trinidad. Each vineyard has their own distinctive micro-climate contributing subtle nuances and complexity. The Colchagua Valley is heavily influenced by its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, resulting in cool nights and dry sunny days creating the optimal growing conditions. The soils are alluvial with excellent drainage. The wine is stainless steel fermented and a portion is barrel aged for 8-10 months in French and American oak. Then it is cold stabilized and filtered before bottling. After bottling, it is stored in the cellars three to four months before being released.