Viña Seña 2009


In 1995 Robert Mondavi and Eduardo Chadwick pioneered an international joint venture with a very challenging goal: to reach the full potential of Chile’s wine country and to create a world-class Icon-level wine like none other in Chile. Sharing their dream, efforts and dedication, in 1997 they released the first vintage of Seña (1995), Chile’s first icon wine. This marked a milestone and initiated the path for making ultra-premium wines in Chile.

By the time they were done, they were both convinced that Chile had all the potential that California had shown two decades earlier and that together they could make an outstanding wine—a true Icon—that could prove Chile’s world-class potential.

Seña is a unique Bordeaux-style red blend with a very Chilean soul. Its predominant variety is Cabernet Sauvignon, while Carmenere clearly ties it to Chile. Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot round out the blend.

“Seña 2009 is a very complex wine that is showing beautifully today, aer more than ten years of ageing. e colour shows its natural evolution, which still retains its red hue. e nose unveils multiple layers of spicy notes, subtle oak, chocolate, tobacco and cigar box, while amazingly fruity as it opens up, with hints of ripe raspberry and cherry. e mouth is round but shows vivid acidity on the nish. is vintage displays excellent density and length with great structure and perfectly ripe tannins alluring with a so and silky mouthfeel. Ready to drink now or hold for ve more years.” Francisco Baettig, Seña Winemaker November 2021

"Such incredible aromatics on this wine, so much going on. Wildly perfumed, like wild meadow flowers with cherry, leather, coffee and blackcurrant. Smooth and coursing, this is evocative - pulsing with life and energy. The fruit is bright yet rich with mint-edged tannins that support the fruit and overall structure. You get these lovely mature tertiary aromas on the nose but then such youth still on the palate. Feels like a great time to drink this to enjoy the plump and still lively fruit with the tannins that are supportive, smooth and slightly grippy. I love it. A decadent wine, there's power here, but shining brightly right now. Just gorgeous. The first ex-chateau back vintage release, just a few thousand bottles." - 96 points, Decanter

"The 2006 Sena is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot, and the balance Carmenere and Cabernet Franc, all of the original Bordeaux grapes except Malbec. It was aged in new French oak for 18 months. It delivers a superb aromatic array of wood smoke, pencil lead, espresso, incense, blackcurrant, and blackberry. This is followed by a Pauillac-like, concentrated yet elegant wine with layers of spicy fruit, well-concealed structure, superb grip, and a fruit-filled, lengthy finish. Like a great vintage of Bordeaux, it will profit from a minimum of a decade of cellaring. Its prime drinking window will extend from 2019 to 2041." - 95 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"This is a powerful and structured red with currants, minerals and blackberries. Full and very silky plus has firm tannins and a chewy finish. Stoney. Needs another three years to soften. A beauty." - 95 points, James Suckling

Producer: Seña

Country: Chile

Region: Aconcagua Valley

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc

Appellation: Aconcagua Valley

Vintage: 2009

Size: 750ml