2012 Viña Quebrada "Domus Aurea" Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley

SKU #1326189 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Even if the year has a reputation for being too warm and produced very ripe wines, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Domus Aurea showed very good freshness. It's a year of tremendous concentration but overall keeping the character of the place, which to me is the signature of this wine. It's always intensely balsamic, powerful and elegant, with notes of wild herbs and flowers. 19,369 bottles were filled in March 2014.  (4/2017)

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Staff Image By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/30/2017 | Send Email
Mountain Cabernet! This is a big intense Cab that I would recommend to anyone looking who is looking for something new. While it is not a new product I think this is the most enjoyed incarnation that we have had of this wine in years. Dark red fruit with a dusty warm chaparral spice like note to it. It is big and chewy, with ripe tannins and pleasant savory note that really brings out the fruit on a very long finish.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the M├ędoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.


- Located on the western coast of South America and bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Andes to the East, the Chilean wine-growing climate is similar to that of California's Napa Valley and Bordeaux. The Chilean wine industry is known for being consistently free of phylloxera, but political and economic unrest has brought its own source of disorder. The recent establishment of a free market has resuscitated the wine industry, and significant investments have been made, switching the economic focus from domestic production to exports. Chile produces roughly a quarter of the wine Argentina produces, and is known for single-varietal exports, predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. It's a popular region in the U.S. known for inexpensive and tasty wine. Click for a list of bestselling items from Chile.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.5