Cruz Alta

Reserve Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon

8.7437 ratings
8.16 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Byron C Mayes

Dark ruby in color. Nose leaps at you with red fruit all of the way. Classic Argentine fruit-forward medium palate echoes the nose: dark red cherry, red currant, and the rare palatable raspberry lead with a wee bit of birchy vanilla oak way underneath. Subtle medium tannins and medium acidity solidify its place as a wine for food (frankly, I don’t know why anyone would want to sip Cab Sauv on its own by the glass… it’s never at its best there and nearly always cries out for food). Enjoy now with beef, lamb, mammalian game, or roasted root vegetables.

Dark ruby in color. Nose leaps at you with red fruit all of the way. Classic Argentine fruit-forward medium palate echoes the nose: dark red cherry, red currant, and the rare palatable raspberry lead with a wee bit of birchy vanilla oak way underneath. Subtle medium tannins and medium acidity solidify its place as a wine for food (frankly, I don’t know why anyone would want to sip Cab Sauv on its own by the glass… it’s never at its best there and nearly always cries out for food). Enjoy now with beef, lamb, mammalian game, or roasted root vegetables.

Feb 6th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

A wine being hawked by a big box wine store. Not sure why “Reserve” is put on a $13 wine?? Aromas of berry and smoky spicy. Cherry and tart plum flavors with sharp pepper spice and herbal notes. Rugged tannins makes it difficult to enjoy. Needs a big food dish. Pass. Tasting Sample. Consistent notes from the ‘16 I tasted last year.

A wine being hawked by a big box wine store. Not sure why “Reserve” is put on a $13 wine?? Aromas of berry and smoky spicy. Cherry and tart plum flavors with sharp pepper spice and herbal notes. Rugged tannins makes it difficult to enjoy. Needs a big food dish. Pass. Tasting Sample. Consistent notes from the ‘16 I tasted last year.

Nov 14th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Aromas of berry and smoky spicy. Cherry and tart plum flavors with sharp pepper spice and herbal notes. Rugged tannins makes it difficult to enjoy. Needs a big food dish. Pass. Tasting Sample.

Aromas of berry and smoky spicy. Cherry and tart plum flavors with sharp pepper spice and herbal notes. Rugged tannins makes it difficult to enjoy. Needs a big food dish. Pass. Tasting Sample.

Oct 18th, 2018
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.6

Made from grapes of surplus grapes from Nicolas Catena's properties. This vintage is more supple than he last, but retains its signature black fruit and elegance. Simply, I outperforms any Cabernet from Napa that is twice its price.

Made from grapes of surplus grapes from Nicolas Catena's properties. This vintage is more supple than he last, but retains its signature black fruit and elegance. Simply, I outperforms any Cabernet from Napa that is twice its price.

5 people found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2013
Stephen Weber

Mixed reaction with this one. I taste some really high quality notes at times, but the overall taste of wine doesn't suit me. I would skip this one and spend a couple more dollars on better quality.

Mixed reaction with this one. I taste some really high quality notes at times, but the overall taste of wine doesn't suit me. I would skip this one and spend a couple more dollars on better quality.

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2017
Dana Morris

Thin, sweet. Two-buck chuckyish.

Thin, sweet. Two-buck chuckyish.

1 person found it helpfulJul 19th, 2016
Kerry O'Grady

Little watery but nothing wrong with it.

Little watery but nothing wrong with it.

1 person found it helpfulJun 9th, 2016
Sofia Horvath

Not bad.

Not bad.

Apr 24th, 2016
Angel Free

Bought at total wine - nice smooth

Bought at total wine - nice smooth

Nov 19th, 2019
Aj Geffert

Great wine to stock. Good alone by the fire or outside on a cool evening.

Great wine to stock. Good alone by the fire or outside on a cool evening.

Nov 9th, 2019