Santa Rita Secret Reserve Red Blend 2014
Wine SpectatorRedolent of dark plum and fig paste, this red offers fresh acidity and notes of white pepper. Milk chocolate on the ripe finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Drink now. 50,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe new entry level 2014 Secret Reserve Red Blend is a multi-grape blend from Maipo with a majority of Cabernet and then Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Carménère. It's fresh and grapey, with simple fruit aromas and hints of licorice. The palate is soft with unnoticeable tannins. 533,333 bottles produced.
Wine EnthusiastEarthy, lactic aromas of berries and tomato propel foisted oak and eucalyptus notes towards a chewy, tannic palate. Herbal, oaky flavors of bell pepper, coffee grinds and toast surround generic berry notes, while this tastes of minty oak and green herbs on the finish.