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Barrels and Bottles Blog — cabernet sauvignon

2003 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

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2003 was a fine growing season at the Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet vineyards. A warm March encouraged the vines to begin their growth and April rains replenished the moisture content in in soils, especially important in our dry-farmed vineyard blocks. Spring weather thus insured excellent vine health and growth later in the season. Consistently […]

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Anakena’s first vintage release of Alwa 2007

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Alwa meaning sunrise is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (43%), Syrah (35%), Carmenere (20%) and Carignan (2%). Refined aromas of liquorice and dark chocolate lead to a complex palate of red fruits and spice. WHAT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL? Made using only handpicked grapes from the best selected sites across Anakena’s Cachapoal Valley vineyards.  Aged […]

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Chilean wines from Santa Rosa now available in the UK

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The Central Valley in Chile is home to Vina Casablanca, producer of the Santa Rosa range of wines. Famed for their rich, fruity, balanced styles of wines the Santa Rosa range now adds “affordable” to the list of qualities. 4 varietals are available, all costing only £7.25 including VAT Santa Rosa Sauvignon Blanc Santa Rosa […]

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