A Stunning Chilean Cab for Under $20 That can Compete With Anything From Napa

Posted August 13, 2015

WineLibrary Staff


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90 Point, Wine Advocate rated, Cabernet Sauvignon

Well under $20 when you buy by the case

Ready to go now ... or will cellar for another 3-5 years.

Is this the biggest Cabernet Sauvigngon deal of the summer? Without question, any California Cabernet fan will flat out flip over this simply stunning buy ... except it's not from California. Fans of Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate will note that this wine scored 90 Points from Neal Martin as well. 

All in all, case buys here are highly recommended ... as we bought the last remaining cases of the vintage and they are in stock now!

Introducing: The 2010 Tamaya Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Fruit selected from only the best parcels...

Becomes wine aged in only the highest quality French Oak.

Blended expertly and brought to you for only $19.99/bottle

Order 12+ bottles and the price is just $17.99 along with FREE SHIPPING when you use code TAMCAB

Terroir matters, and in Chile’s Limari Valley, Tamari leads the charge!

Chile’s newest wine region, located 600km north of Santiago has become one of the most innovative and exciting places on the entire Pacific coastline for Cabernet Sauvignon. This sub-region’s proximity to the ocean is a BIG deal: dry weather, bright sun and clear skies make the kinds of Cab that POP, brightly fruit flavored and palate-drenching in purity and smoothness. Wow.

Tamaya established itself very early in the history of this region, enjoying damn-near perfect growing conditions between the Pacific Ocean and the desert-like conditions at the foot of the Andes Mountains. 

In Michael Schachner's fantastic profile in Chile in Wine Advocate, he highlighted one of the most profound results from his meeting with Pedro Parra, Chile’s preeminent expert on Chile’s geology. “Most of the greatest vineyards in Chile are planted on granitic soils”. Think France’s Hermitage, California’s Sonoma Coast and right in there are the vineyards of Limari, including the estate holdings of Tamaya!

Artisanally made, and it shows…

Painstaking care was taken to hand harvest this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon in late April/early May (remember we are in the southern hemisphere) wherein grapes were destemmed and gently pressed to maximize fruit freshness. Even more exciting was the use of French Oak barrique to add incredible depth and elegant complexity, accenting the wine’s brilliant flavors, redolent with wild berries, blackberries, fresh spice and crackling minerality. Wow!

And this winery’s got some serious accolades… from everyone!!!

Tamaya’s Cabernet Sauvignon hails from a winery whose list of awards from many of the world’s best critics extends as far out as the eye can see. The winery has repeatedly been singled out as one of the region’s greatest assets, a shining star of sorts, with 90+ point scores in the Wine Spectator, the Wine Advocate, and the Penin Guide, just to name a few. It should also go without saying that they’ve filled trophy cases with medals earned from International Wine Competitions around the world. This particular vintage hit 90 Points in the Wine Advocate and 92 Points in Guia Descorchados 2013!

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, but only the BEST will do for you…

Most recently, Neal Martin of The Wine Advocate raved about the 2010 Winemaker’s Gran Reserva’s laser beam focus, which wasn’t surprising considering this wine represented a cuvee (or blend) from both the best vineyard parcels and the winemaker’s finest barrels. Why does this matter? Because frankly put, location AND barrels matter, and the planet’s greatest icon brands are all about the blend.

Even better, the caliber of French Oak used to finish a wine adds endless complexity to the wine’s finished structure, and Tamaya, in particular, only uses light to medium toasted French barrique coming from Troncais and Allier, elevating this Cabernet into something truly special. The result is a deeply complex wine whose brilliant blending perfectly captures the exquisite nature of the vineyard’s terroir.

Neal Martin went on to rave about this Cabernet Sauvignon, whose soaring aromatics (dusty blackberry and boysenberry laced with pine and a touch of licorice) set up a bodacious palate that was “juicy and rounded … with supple blackberry and blueberry fruit.” Sounds delicious, right? It is. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon deal you’ll absolutely want to jump on.

Click here to order the 2010 Tamaya Gran Reserva for just $19.99 per bottle

Order 12+ bottles and use code TAMCAB to get the the special price of $17.99 PLUS FREE SHIPPING

Product Label.

Tamaya Winemaker's Gran Reserva Cabernet...

90 Neal Martin - Robert Parke...

Item: 89367

750 mL

Retail: $24.99

$18.99 per btl