Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon, D.O. Rapel Valley-Chile, 2004
And they were 120 patriots, exhausted after the hard battle of Rancagua, fighting for Chile's independence from the Spanish Queen. Led by General O'Higgins, they reached the Santa Rita Estate. That fateful night of 1814, freedom found refuge in our cellars, the very same ones in which today, the wine cradled in your hands matured and developed structure and character. Each lot is vinified separately to maintain the unique character of differing sections of the vineyard. Part of the wine spends four months in French and American oak to add complexity and the rest is matured in stainless to maintain the bright, rich, fresh fruit flavors. The bouquet offers berries, cloves and vanilla. 120 Cabernet exhibits fine concentration, ripe fruits, plums, earth and leather. Full but very agreeable, it nicely complements meals from steak to hamburger and lamb to ripe cheeses. Alc. 13.5% by vol.