2000 Santa Rita Reserva Cab - Printable Version

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- MontereyRick - 12-06-2002 02:58 PM

One of the all time deals. I have no idea if Trader Joe's is a national chain or just a CA/west coast niche grocer but they have some great deals on wine.

I bought a couple of bottles of this at the Pacific Grove (Monterey) Trader Joe's about a month ago for $7.49 a bottle. Liked it so much I bought 2 cases for myself and 1 for my Dad for Xmas. Great bang for the buck. My buddy in Santa Barbara also found some at his TJ's.

Other Retailers asking around $13. See below from Wine Spectator (88pts).

Wine: Vina Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley Reserva 2000
Score: 88
Price: $13
Country: Chile

Region: Maipo

Issue: Sep 30, 2002

Nice Old World style Cab, with mineral, earth and cedar notes running through the dark currant fruit, which puts on muscle through the finish. Drink now through 2004. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 41,000 cases imported. (JM)

- newsguy - 12-06-2002 04:11 PM


lived in SoCal for 7 years and used to be able to walk to a trader joe's from our house. TJ's was (and still is) our favorite grocer. always load up on items when i visit back home in maryland. TJ's is a national chain, but they unfortunately don't have any stores in florida yet.

i'm generally not big on chilean wines, but i'll grab a bottle of this if i see it and give it a try.

- MontereyRick - 12-06-2002 05:17 PM

Also found below info from Can't believe their price is $15.49/bottle. It is goog glugging wine if nothing else as it is a heckuva value at $7.49/bottle (Trader Joe's). TJ's also has the regular Santa Rita Cab (not reserva) for about $5.

Santa Rita 2000 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Chile, South America

Winemaker's Notes
Intense ruby-red color. On the nose is a fruity wine with aroma of black fruits, plums and herbs pleasantly combined with notes of vanilla, cloves and spices from the barrel in which it was matured. In the mouth is a wine of medium body, expressive, complex, well-balanced and persistent.

Our Price: $15.49
WS 88