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Santa Rita 120 Hero's Salute Red Blend 2015

2015 Blueberry, plum and cassis fruit aromas along with spices and vanilla, coffee and tobacco notes from the barrel-aging. The palate has a sweet attack and evolution, with good volume, depth, and a fruity finish that leaves a refreshing mouthfeel.
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$25.00 / Bottle   $300.00 / Case
SALE $7.79 / Bottle   $93.48 / Case
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65% Cabernet Franc, 25% Carmenere, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Santa Rita's internationally popular, best-selling 120 Series of varietal wines recalls the heroes of a pivotal event in Chile's successful 19th century struggle to overthrow Spanish rule: in the early 1800's, Do?a Paula Jaraquemada, then-proprietor of the Santa Rita manor house and estate near Santiago, famously gave refuge to 120 Chilean patriots in the cellars of her property. When a brigade of Spanish soldiers arrived at the expansive one-story ranch house in search of the rebels, the feisty matriarch stated she would rather see the Spanish burn the property to the ground with her inside then let them step foot into her family home. Thus, it was that band of 120 men who lived on to fight another day, and the dwelling, now site of Santa Rita's highly acclaimed Do?a Paula Restaurant, occupies a unique place in Chilean national history. Handpicked grapes are destemmed, crushed, & submitted to a 5-day cold soak to achieve maximum color extraction. After fermentation, 20% of the wine was aged in French oak for 8 months to sweeten & increase the complexity.