- Sur De Los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2010 Product #29211 (In Stock)
Wine Enthusiast had this pegged as a $38 wine, and certainly it has that level of effort and expense behind it. The 100% Cabernet Sauvignon fruit came from some of the best sites in Mendoza, all grown without fertilizers, herbicides or insecticides. The hand harvested fruit is sorted in the vineyard and then again on a modern sorting table in the winery before fermenting in tank with all natural yeast (no cultured yeast added). The wine then rests and mellows for 15 months in small French oak barrels, including 30% second use and a whopping 70% new - a luxury that makes sense for a $30+ wine but is very rare in the under $20 space. Then, perhaps the biggest luxury of all, it got another two years development in bottle to let the youthful Cabernet structure resolve and the rich, dark, fruit come to the fore.
“Layered berry and cassis aromas are a bit scratchy and gritty. This Cabernet feels saturated, pure and deep; flavors of blackberry, cassis, prune and chocolate are ripe and generous, while the finish is mildly herbal in flavor, with good length and build. Drink through 2018.” Wine Enthusiast 91 points
- Finca Decero Cabernet Remolinos Mendoza 2013 Product #30537 (In Stock)
There's an awful lot going on here for an under $20 Cabernet Sauvignon. The aromas are lush with generous doses of blackcurrant, black cherry, plum and chocolate. It's lush on the palate, too, with layers of rich fruit, dark chocolate, spice, smoke, and more. So far, so good - but things get really exciting on the finish where the flavors really fan out and coat your mouth with juicy blackberry, creamy chocolate, black raspberry, and cassis flavors that linger long and sweet and pure. The fruity acidity keeps the wine fresh while fine, dusty, tannins give the wine heft and the potential to get even better over the next few years. A superb value in Napa-style Cabernet that just happens to come from Mendoza!
“A full-bodied wine with ultra-fine tannin and a caressing finish. Lots of fruit yet reserved, balanced and stylish. Well-made cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.” James Suckling 92 points
“Finca Decero, the Agrelo estate planted in the year 2000, keeps producing prodigious examples from the region. Polished, very drinkable wines that reflect place and vintage. The nose of the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Remolinos Vineyard was full of cherries in liqueur and jammy strawberries with a pinch of sweet spices. There is only a hint of raspberry leaf in the palate which is polished by very fine tannins and good consistency to stand up to empanadas and lighter food, like the proverbial lamb chops. 120,000 bottles produced.”Wine Advocate 89 points
- Proemio Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Mendoza 2013 Product #30630 (In Stock)
A rich, powerful, Cabernet that will delight with grilled meats and cheeses.
"Cassis and spicy oak aromas are lifted by a touch of minerality. Pliant, spicy and juicy; at once more intense and tighter than the Malbec Reserve. Offers an attractive balance of sweetness and acidity. Finishes with good length and a firm tannic spine but little in the way of greenness." Vinous (Tanzer) 88 points