Rocas De Sena 2020




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Aconcagua Valley, Chile
96 points


Rocas de Seña, the second wine of the iconic Seña winery, is a remarkable wine that embodies the essence of Chile's wine country. The Seña winery, founded in 1995 as a joint venture between Robert Mondavi and Eduardo Chadwick, has been a pioneer in the production of ultra-premium wines in Chile. With their dedication, efforts, and expertise, they have managed to create a world-class wine that showcases the unique terroir and climate of Chile.

The 2020 vintage of Rocas de Seña is a testament to the winery's commitment to excellence. This vintage was characterized by concentrated, powerful, and exuberant wines, thanks to the ideal weather and terroir conditions. The grapes were harvested seven days before the historic dates during the second week of March, which allowed for optimal ripeness and flavor development.


96 points

Focused nose, showing fresh red chili chocolate with cigar, truffle, mint, olive and grilled meat. This is a medium-to full-bodied red with incredibly juicy and bright fruit and fine, caressing tannins that linger in the long, creamy but precise finish. Elegant and extremely drinkable with complexity. on top of 38% malbec, 25% syrah, 15% cabernet sauvignon, 14% grenache and 8% petit verdot. The real deal. Second wine of Seña. Drink or hold.

93 points
The Wine Advocate

A new second wine here, the 2020 Rocas de Seña is named after the rocky soils from Seña is different as it includes Mediterranean grapes in the blend. This is the first vintage produced, and it’s a blend of 38% Malbec, 25% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Grenache (from their property in Vertientes, where the Syrah also comes from) and 8% Petit Verdot from selected plots from their property in Aconcagua. 2020 was warm and dry and saw an early harvest that delivered concentrated and powerful wines, this one at 14% alcohol and with a pH of 3.53 and 6.09 grams of acidity. It fermented mostly in stainless steel and 10% in concrete eggs, and the blend matured for 22 months in French oak barrels, 65% of them new. The nose is very expressive, and the palate is juicy and textured palate, a little warmer and riper than the Seña, with that Mediterranean twist from the Garnacha and Syrah. It has an intense nose, quite primary, with red berries, herbs and even a citrus touch, but there is no sweetness at all. The fine tannins have grip, and the finish is dry and serious. The élevage was similar to the Seña, but in the future, they might go for a slightly shorter élevage and use some foudres. The wine has a very nice bright color and is still young and lively, very much in the serious and elegant style of the Seña, despite the warm inaugural vintage, showing in the juicy palate. 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2022. Drink: 2022 - 2028.


Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Food pairing
Beef, Lamb or Aged Cheese

Tasting Profile

On the nose, the wine reveals subtle aromas of coffee and Asian spices, with a touch of mocha from the oak. The nose is deep and complex, inviting you to take a sip and discover its secrets
On the palate, the wine is vibrant and tense, with good density and multiple layers of fresh fruits, spices, and balsamic notes, all beautifully integrated with a hint of smoke. The wine displays great freshness and a smooth texture, with a long and juicy finish

Rocas De Sena 2020

Rocas De Sena 2020

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