Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2001 Sena (75% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Carmenere) is dark ruby-colored with an attractive bouquet of cedar, tobacco, spice box, cassis, and red cherry. On the palate there is ample ripe red fruit with soft tannins but the finish is slightly attenuated. This 2001 should be drunk up over the next 6 years. (Jun 2007)
Wine Spectator 93 points - A powerful display of dark chocolate, espresso bean, black currant and plum flavors here, with impressive concentration and serious structure. Long, dense finish is chock-full of fruit and toast, while hinting at the refinement to come from cellaring. A noticeable step up in power for this wine. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Carmenère. Best from 2005 through 2010. 1,900 cases made. –JM (Apr 30 2004)
An iconic decision is made from the heart. Following the sign of his intuition, in 1995 Eduardo Chadwick pioneered a joint venture with Robert Mondavi to handcraft a world-class Chilean wine. Chadwick searched alongside Mondavi for four long years before finding the ideal terroir in Chile’s Valle de Aconcagua that spoke to their instincts. Seña is the culmination of their vision – an expression of consummate quality and character.
|Wine maker notes
|Our 2001 Seña captures the essential elements of the Seña style: perfect balance, ripe fruit, complexity on the nose and elegance on the palate. A leafy, earthy fragrance provides a rich backdrop for the ripe cherry, blackberry and vanilla bean aromas. Silky smooth tannins give the wine depth and length. Berry fruit and vanilla oak carry through on the soft finish. Decanting is suggested.
|74.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15.1% Merlot
6.3% Cabernet Franc, 3.7% Carmenere