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Today The Wine Guy would like to add a wine from the family's Chilean properties: Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a very classic cabernet with characteristic ruby red coloring and black fruit aromas. There is a notable hint of licorice and the moderately bold tannins slowly fade on the lingering finish. It is one of the nicer cabernet sauvignons I've sampled here in my new home of Ecuador. I was fortunate enough to uncover a couple of bottles of some older vintages and particularly enjoyed the 2003 I had purchased. It appears this wine is well made for developing in the bottle when properly cellared. I'm looking forward to trying out the other of the older vintages, a 2002, in the not too distant future.
The name Santa Digna comes from crosses used as district land boundary markers in the Central Valley region of Chile. These crosses were meant to signify not only territorial limits but were also taken as a sign of good fortune for travelers. If, in your travels, you have the good fortune to encounter a bottle of Miguel Torres Chile Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon, I would suggest pausing your journey long enough to enjoy this delightful wine!