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Alto Cachapoal, Chile

Top Scoring Wines from an Exciting Chilean Terroir

Alto Cachapoal is a stunning Chilean micro-terroir within the Rapel Valley located in the foothills of the Andes. The climate is Mediterranean, the soils are alluvial, and the altitude is 2,000 feet. Wines from Alto Cachapoal have intense color and aromatic concentration, a bright acidity, and restrained tannins.

At Lagar de Bezana we only produce a limited amount of wine from our single vineyard. We believe that making wines is an art, which is represented through the drawings on our labels by famous Chilean artist Bororo. The owner is Rene Piantini and the winemaker is Benjamín Leiva; general manager Daniela Rojas has been President of MOVI. The modern winery is gravity-fed, and is surrounded by 130 acres of estate vines. Lagar and its winemaker were prominently featured in Wine Spectator in 2013 and in Wine Enthusiast in 2018.

Lagar de Bezana Amalgama
The Top Selling $10+ Chilean Red Blend in the United States!
(Source: Nielsen, 12 months ending March 1, 2014).
A delightful blend of estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
88 points ('16), Wine Advocate;
92 points ('17), James Suckling: “This is a very meaty and delicious red that shows dark plums, pressed violets, fresh herbs and citrus. Very finely grained on the palate which is taut with vibrant acidity and a savory finish. A blend of cabernet and syrah. So drinkable now.”
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Lagar de Bezana Rosado
90 points ('18), James Suckling;
90 points ('17), Tim Atkin, M.W.;
91 points ('15), James Suckling: “Best rosé of Chile.”
Limited Production.
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Lagar de Bezana Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points ('16), 91 points ('15), & 92 points ('14), James Suckling;
92 points ('13), James Suckling: “A red with blueberry, hazelnut and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Fresher style.”
Only 2,000 cases produced.
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Score History

Lagar de Bezana Aluvion Gran Reserva
92 points ('13) & 91 points ('12), Wine Enthusiast;
91 points and Savvy Shopper ('12), Wine Spectator;
92 points & Top Wine ('11), Wine Spectator:
"A suave, extracted style, with plenty of hot stone notes to the firmly tannic flavors of dried raspberry, plum, mineral and spice. Toasty accents mix with hints of green olive and white pepper, extending on the firm finish."
92 points ('14),;
92 points & Top 100 Cellar Selection ('10), Wine Enthusiast.
Only 800 cases produced.
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Case Card | Wine Enthusiast 92 pt & Top 100 Case Card

Score History

Lagar de Bezana Syrah Limited Edition
Top 100 Wine of the Year ('12), Wine Enthusiast;
93 points ('14), Tim Atkin, M.W.;
93 points & Editor's Choice ('12), Wine Enthusiast;
92 points ('10), Wine Spectator: “Spice cake, licorice and dark mocha notes follow through to a rich palate of kirsch, plum sauce and grilled herb notes, all backed by full yet well-integrated tannins. Flashy, displaying a long, fruit- and spice-filled finish.”
Only 250 cases produced.
93 points ('13),
91 points ('14), Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast.
93 points ('07), Wine Advocate.
93 points and #67 in Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines of 2012! ('08)
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Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wine Case Card

Score History

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