2016 Sena Red Table Wine

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Wine Critic Reviews for 2016 Sena Red Table Wine

Aromas are lifted and bright in this wine with loads of blackberries and blueberries. Full body, velvety tannins. Gorgeous texture. Very pure fruit. A bright and more fundamental Seña than last vintages. Restrained at the end. 55% cabernet, 20% malbec, 12% petit verdot, 8% carmenere, 5% cabernet franc. September 2018 release. Needs three or four years of bottle age.

James Suckling | 98 JS
The Seña vineyard was planted in 1998 in the heart of the Aconcagua Valley, and since 1995 it's provided the fruit for a single vineyard blend based on Cabernet Sauvignon. This new release is 55% Cabernet, with 20% Malbec, 15% Petit Verdot, 8% Carménère and 2% Cabernet Franc. Winemaker Francisco Baettig works with these grapes to obtain the greatest freshness, and the very cold temperatures of 2016 certainly helped him in this task. The 2016 is vibrant, full of notes of flowers and spices, with a medium-bodied palate showing juicy acidity and firm, sharp tannins, like small needles. A linear, vertical wine, this is probably the best version to date. Drinking Window 2019 - 2030

Decanter | 97 DEC
The truly excellent 2016 Seña could very well be the finest wine produced at this estate that started as a joint venture between Robert Mondavi and Eduardo Chadwick and now continues under the guidance of Chadwick and the excellent hand of winemaker Francisco "Pancho" Baettig. The grapes were picked later in 2016, and the final blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Carmenere and 5% Cabernet Franc, with more Malbec and considerably less Carmenere than in the past. This is "only" 13.5% alcohol and has remarkable acidity and freshness, as well as overall balance and elegance that surpasses all previous vintages. Twelve percent of the volume matured in oak foudres, while the rest was aged in barrique (73% new) for 22 months. Even so, the wine is not oaky and comes through as harmonious and elegant within the house style. It's serious, dry and elegant, with zero concessions to sweetness. A mineral and profound red blend. 72,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2018.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 97 RP
Elegant, rich and finely textured, with concentrated and pure-tasting flavors of dried cherry, raspberry and red currant, framed by medium-grained tannins. The polished finish features sandalwood and dried savory spice notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenère and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2025. 8,000 cases made.

Wine Spectator | 95 WS
Seña 2016 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Carménère and 5% Cabernet Franc, all from Aconcagua, that spent 22 months in French oak, 73% of it new. A ripe, complex nose of cassis and raspberry jam with sweet spices from the ageing. Fresh and juicy on the palate with a taut texture of firm, precise tannins and a bold, lengthy finish. Will age well in the bottle.

Vinous Media | 93 VM

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Vintage 2016
Color Red
Country Chile: As the world's seventh-largest wine producer, Chile has a lot to offer to wine adventurers such as yourself. More than twenty grape varietals commonly see use, and the environment and climate conditions of the country allow for flexible, experimental methods that make the wines that much more compelling. Interestingly enough, France's viticultural influence on Chile is greater than Spain's. Cabernet Sauvignon has recently become the most planted varietal in the region, although the unique Chilean terroir is still sensed in full force. If you're in the mood for something different, the mad scientists behind Chile's most reputable wineries are ready to impress.
Producer Sena
Rating 98 JS
Region Chile: The long but narrow shape of the country can trick one into assuming there's not much room for diversity in winemaking between Chile's eastern and western borders, but this couldn't be farther from the truth. New regions and sub-regions are being discovered and classified even now due to the deeply nuanced landscape and climate within this country. Chile has won prizes for its breathtaking, opulent, rich, sophisticated wines that somehow still find ways to improve each year. Its winemaking tradition is long considering it's a New World wine region. Combined with modern styles and methods of production, the wines produced as a result encompass the best sides of both worlds. Packed with fragrant fruit but supplemented by a herbal profile, these wines naturally seduce the harshest critics. Though the grapes grown in Chilean vineyards are generally international varieties like Chardonnay, Merlot, Carmenere, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, it's the specific terroir, growing conditions and unique culture that make Chilean wines stand out among the crowd. Chilean viticulture is still in its infancy, but its potential is now being revealed and the wines produced here are rapidly becoming a hit in the industry. Exuberant, complex, nuanced as they are bold, easily approachable yet hardly forgotten, wines like these cannot be found just anywhere.
Type of Wine Chile Red: Whether you prefer the potency of an elegant Cabernet Sauvignon, the seductive appeal of Syrah, or the compelling puzzle of a top-notch Pinot Noir, Chile has more to offer than you can even imagine. Their wines are more than eloquent when it comes to terroir expression, and they paint these varietals in a heavenly light.
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Varietal Proprietary Blend: There's a level of mystery and intrigue when it comes to drinking a wine for which you're not fully informed about, and if that sounds like a thrilling idea to you, then you're probably already interested in proprietary blends. While the concept doesn't have a legal definition, it is used to describe blends whose components aren't disclosed by the producer. In many cases, the wine tends to be a Bordeaux-inspired blend, but this isn't always the case.
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