El Enemigo

Mendoza Cabernet Franc

9.017 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.0

This plays a well balanced role. Enough fruit intensity to appeal to New World drinkers and the hint of death and higher acid that might work for a Bordeaux aficionado.

This plays a well balanced role. Enough fruit intensity to appeal to New World drinkers and the hint of death and higher acid that might work for a Bordeaux aficionado.

Sep 15th, 2022
Ray Vanderhoff

Another excellent vintage produced by a solid and consistent producer. 90% Cabernet Franc with 10% Malbec blended in. Dark ruby red color with purple highlights. Concentrated aromas of crushed dark berries and currants with additional notes of violets and minerals. The vibrant palate features ripe black berry/currant/raspberry/plum flavors and hints of green and black pepper and fresh wild herbs. Nicely structured with lively freshness and vibrancy. Soft tannins. Intense, but all components are in harmony. Thanks for sharing, Chris B!

Another excellent vintage produced by a solid and consistent producer. 90% Cabernet Franc with 10% Malbec blended in. Dark ruby red color with purple highlights. Concentrated aromas of crushed dark berries and currants with additional notes of violets and minerals. The vibrant palate features ripe black berry/currant/raspberry/plum flavors and hints of green and black pepper and fresh wild herbs. Nicely structured with lively freshness and vibrancy. Soft tannins. Intense, but all components are in harmony. Thanks for sharing, Chris B!

Nov 25th, 2023
Shangliao Sun

Good purity of dark fruits, nice acidity, noticeable wood influence, medium long finish.

Good purity of dark fruits, nice acidity, noticeable wood influence, medium long finish.

Jun 16th, 2023
Nolan Berlin

What I want to see more of from Mendoza. Deep fruit forward and medium bodied. Lacking the funky nose you'd expect from a Cab Franc but spicy and rich on the tongue.

What I want to see more of from Mendoza. Deep fruit forward and medium bodied. Lacking the funky nose you'd expect from a Cab Franc but spicy and rich on the tongue.

Feb 20th, 2023
Sam Friedland

Same as 10 days ago.

Same as 10 days ago.

Nov 19th, 2022
Sam Friedland

Smooth to drink. Soft tannins, and pleasant fruit.

Smooth to drink. Soft tannins, and pleasant fruit.

Nov 10th, 2022
Shawn Thompson

A near perfectly balanced Cab Franc from Mendoza, richly layered with notes of toasted oak, black fruit, cedar, hints of vanilla and violets with a finish of cassis and some smoke. Spectacular for the price

A near perfectly balanced Cab Franc from Mendoza, richly layered with notes of toasted oak, black fruit, cedar, hints of vanilla and violets with a finish of cassis and some smoke. Spectacular for the price

Oct 9th, 2022
Sam Friedland

Very smooth, soft tannins.

Very smooth, soft tannins.

Oct 3rd, 2022
AEL
8.6

I don't get it. I find this unmemorable. Better open for a while, but one dimensional and uninteresting. I keep getting sucked in by these affordable S. American cab francs.

I don't get it. I find this unmemorable. Better open for a while, but one dimensional and uninteresting. I keep getting sucked in by these affordable S. American cab francs.

Sep 18th, 2022
KA
9.0

KA had this 5 months ago

KA had this 5 months ago

Oct 6th, 2023