Cruz Alta

Reserve Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon

8.632 ratings
7.82 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
Ryne Ferguson

Sour, but smooth. Slightly dry

Sour, but smooth. Slightly dry

Aug 24th, 2019
James Shamas

Decent weeknight cab, would buy again.

Decent weeknight cab, would buy again.

Jul 24th, 2019
Manrique

Tw, smoother than the average Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tw, smoother than the average Cabernet Sauvignon.

Jul 12th, 2019
Matt Gafford

Total Wine

Total Wine

May 20th, 2019
Beth Mcquillen

Great for $8

Great for $8

May 16th, 2019
Cory Caouette

Tart

May 11th, 2019
Nate McKenzie

Tannins on the front but not too bad. Straw smell? Would drink again. Maybe with a lighter red meat dinner. This wine isn't crazy intense/heavy

Tannins on the front but not too bad. Straw smell? Would drink again. Maybe with a lighter red meat dinner. This wine isn't crazy intense/heavy

Apr 11th, 2019
Phyllis Hubbuch

Total Wine $9 pretty good

Total Wine $9 pretty good

Mar 31st, 2019