About Santa Ema 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Maipo Valley
#29 on Wine Spectator Top 100 for 2017!
Santa Ema's founding Pavone family trace their history in Chile back to 1917 when they first came to the region as grape farmers. Nearly 100 years and three generations of hands-on experience gives Santa Ema a deep understanding of the Maipo Valley's unique terroir. The Maipo Valley is firmly established as a producer of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals. The cooling influence of the Maipo River on one side and the Andes Mountains on the other extend the growing season, while the shallow, alluvial soils provide ideal conditions for the valley's red varietals. Santa Ema is recognized as one of the strongest quality-to-price wine brands in the U.S. today. This Reserve wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipo, aged 10 months in American oak barrels. The Wine Spectator scored this 91 points saying "Dark plum and dried red berry flavors dominate this muscular red, with plenty of minty and savory accents. Medium-grained tannins support chocolate and cream details on the finish. Drink now through 2021."