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.

Reviews & Awards

2008 La Joya® Cabernet Sauvignon

88 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, September 2010

2009 La Joya® Cabernet Sauvignon

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

2009 La Joya® Cabernet Sauvignon

87 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/June '11
“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.”

La Joya® Gran Reserva: Cabernet Sauvignon