Cuyo Cabernet Sauvignon

Bodegas Caro (Barons de Rothschild / Catena)

Caro Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2013

In a much better place than 18mos ago. Loads of cassis on the nose and a lot of earth on the palate. Fine tannins. Quite masculine. Someone said it best: Catena on the front and Lafite on the back. Pretty much right. — 6 days ago

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Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) & Nicolas Catena

Amancaya Gran Reserva Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Богатый аромат. Джемово, клубника, специи. Полнотелое, очень аккуратное, выверенное. Не слишком сложно; быть может, чуть попсово, но сделано тщательно и со старанием. — 11 hours ago

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Piattelli Vineyards

Premium Reserve Lujan de Cuyo Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Celebrating Piatti coming to TFC... with a Piattelli. — 20 days ago

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Bodega Catena Zapata

Nicolas Catena Zapata Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2008

Tannins resolved. Still quite a bit of sappy fruit. In a great place now! — 5 days ago

Bodegas Vistalba

Corte C Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Oak, smoke, bacon grease, dark fruit on the nose fairly well balanced, slightly peppery with bold flavours of plum and blackberry. — 11 days ago

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@Shawn Thompson Shawn sounds great Cheers 🍷

Zolo

Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The kinda backwards wine you drink when your household grows from 4 to 7 within a day with the majority of those creatures having four legs. This wine will take you to altitudes you need to go when trying to acclimate to your new surrounds by giving you a burst of fruity ambiance notably resembling sweet raspberries and black fruits, yet smokey enough to remind you of your age. Highly recommend during these kinds of dark days, stay thirsty my friends. — 18 days ago

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Ladera

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

David T
9.3

I coravined a taste of this last weekend and had my first major disappointment with Ladera. That all changed with a 45 minute decant & food tonight.

This bottling & for many vintages in the early 2000’s was the steal of Howell Mountain producers. I was buying it at Costco for $41-$45. Now & for some time, you can’t find a bottle of this at Costco regardless of price.

The nose as I was decanting it was very perfumed florals with potpourri. Now, the nose sings with the blue & purple fruits that identify wine as a Howell Mountain producer. Blackberries, blueberries, olallieberries, boysenberries, mulberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum, stewed strawberries, raspberries haunt the background, sweet tarriness, dark, berry cola, black licorice, dry & fresh herbs-bay leaf driven, limestone, dry crushed rocks, softly laid baking spices; clove, vanilla, cinnamon & nutmeg, dark spice, dark chocolate bar, dry tobacco, some graphite, soft, used leather with spectacular, candied, fresh & slightly withering; dark, red, purple, blue florals framed in soft violets & fields of lavender.

The body is full, rich, lush and round. The tannins are nicely resolved but, still show baby teeth & tarriness. The tension, structure, length and balance are just the other side of peak. Blackberries, blueberries, olallieberries, boysenberries, mulberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum, stewed strawberries, raspberries haunt the background, sweet, very dark, tarriness, cherry kirsch liqueur, dark, berry cola, black licorice, dry & fresh herbs-bay leaf driven, limestone, dry crushed rocks, moist clay, softly laid baking spices; clove, vanilla, cinnamon & nutmeg, black tea, dark spice with comfortable palate heat, dark chocolate bar, expresso roast, dry tobacco, some graphite, soft, used leather with spectacularly floral, candied, fresh & slightly withering; dark, red, purple, blue florals framed in soft violets & fields of lavender. The acidity is near perfect & holds back the slightly higher ABV. The finish is; rich, round, elegant, sexy, gorgeous, velvety, well balanced and persist endlessly.

Not as outstanding as their 2002 but, very good & still has another 8 years & possibly plus of good drinking ahead. Proper storage of course.

Photos of; Ladera & their beautiful flowered Estate, barrel tasting room, entrance sign with Estate vines & a visual of why Howell Mountain is such a great terroir. It’s above the fog-line and therefore gets more sun than the Napa Valley floor. More sun and cooler temperature at elevation means longer fruit hang time & more even fruit ripening.
— 6 days ago

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Viña Cobos

Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Well crafted cab with strong backend of leather. Needs more time in the bottle. — 4 days ago

Andean Vineyards

The Waxed Bat Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

The wine store told me this was so good so I bought it. It’s okay. A bit too oaky for me but it’s pairing well with charcuterie and sharing with a friend! The Wine Cellar Boynton Beach FL — 19 days ago

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Trixie

Nice review! Have a good visit with your friend. 🍷

Bodegas Santa Ana

La Mascota Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Excellent wine. Paired well w Tina over spinach. — 6 days ago