Viña Seña 2015


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.

"Stunning aromas of blackcurrant, stone, blueberry and licorice. Also iodine. Floral. Perfumed. Full body, fantastic density of fruit and ripe tannins. It goes on for minutes on the palate with such energy and focus. Touch of chewiness on the finish. A complex and complete wine that delivers a generosity with firmness. Drink in 2021 but already a classic to drink." - 100 points, James Suckling

"Seña 2015 displays an intense red hue with strikingly purple edges. e nose is intense and complex, with red and black fruit aromas, such as raspberries, cherries, currants and blueberries, with so touches of dill, blond tobacco, cedar, and olive notes. e palate follows the aromas with the same fruit complexity and lasting structure perceived in the nose, where the fruity avours mingle with cocoa, nutmeg and coee. An elegant, deep and tense wine with a perfect balance between very ne tannins, nice acidity and fruit intensity. With a long and promising ageing potential." Francisco Baettig, Seña Winemaker February 2017

"As a comparison to the 2014 vintage of this wine, the 2015 Seña resulted in 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenere, 12% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, with now 12% of the wine matured in new Stockinger oak foudres and the rest in barrique for some 22 months. 2015 might have been a slightly warmer year, but the resulting wine is lower in alcohol and higher in acidity, which provide for a more vibrant mouthfeel and a more focused expression of the character of the place. This vintage has half a degree less alcohol, and the acidity is a little more pungent; and, the amount of wine in foudre seems to help the oak to show better integrated. This is dry, nicely textured, and the replacement of the Merlot by Malbec seems to have also added to the refinement of the tannins that are super-elegant. 66,000 bottles were filled in February 2017. The price has not yet been set." - 96 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Producer: Seña

Country: Chile

Region: Aconcagua Valley

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

Appellation: Aconcagua Valley

Vintage: 2015

Size: 750ml