Mascota Vineyards

La Mascota Mendoza Cabernet Franc

8.812 ratings
9.21 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
Jeffrey Woo

Ruby hue with high saturation. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, coffee, licorice, pepper, plum, and smoke. Medium-plus body; soft, medium-plus tannins; and medium-plus acidity. Deep and complex nose; silky smooth mouthfeel; and a lovely, medium-length finish. Already good without decanting, and an excellent wine for food pairings. Made from 100% Cabernet Franc.

Ruby hue with high saturation. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, coffee, licorice, pepper, plum, and smoke. Medium-plus body; soft, medium-plus tannins; and medium-plus acidity. Deep and complex nose; silky smooth mouthfeel; and a lovely, medium-length finish. Already good without decanting, and an excellent wine for food pairings. Made from 100% Cabernet Franc.

Jul 12th, 2020
ESF
9.0

This took awhile to unfold -showing great depth after 90mins w/varietally correct expression of red cherry mingled with black pepper & herbaceous funk. There is a certain elegance here, bare minimum acidity required, smooth tannins - not more Alc than I’d prefer but overall quite impressive vis a vis price point .

This took awhile to unfold -showing great depth after 90mins w/varietally correct expression of red cherry mingled with black pepper & herbaceous funk. There is a certain elegance here, bare minimum acidity required, smooth tannins - not more Alc than I’d prefer but overall quite impressive vis a vis price point .

Apr 5th, 2020
Mike Gibbs

Fruity Argentinian cab franc. Long finish with medium tannins. Really like the way the bitterness lingers. Went well with pork.

Fruity Argentinian cab franc. Long finish with medium tannins. Really like the way the bitterness lingers. Went well with pork.

Nov 4th, 2019
Victoria Gutierrez

Black pepper.....corns.

Black pepper.....corns.

May 1st, 2019
Nic Anderson

Nice pairing with ribeye steak. Fruit forward. Smelled raspberries. Nice finish.

Nice pairing with ribeye steak. Fruit forward. Smelled raspberries. Nice finish.

Apr 27th, 2019
Robert Howey

Wonderful structure, beautiful garnet color, very mushroomy nose, tart red cherry fruit. Luscious, and a true bargain.

Wonderful structure, beautiful garnet color, very mushroomy nose, tart red cherry fruit. Luscious, and a true bargain.

Apr 17th, 2019
Brian J.

For fans of high acid structured red...the tart cranberry and volcanic backbone would cut a goat cheese salad

For fans of high acid structured red...the tart cranberry and volcanic backbone would cut a goat cheese salad

Nov 25th, 2018
Matt Trader

Matt had this 2 years ago

Matt had this 2 years ago

Sep 29th, 2018
Jimmy Mena

Jimmy had this 2 years ago

Jimmy had this 2 years ago

Mar 10th, 2019
Larissa Bannon

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Larissa had this 2 years ago

Nov 22nd, 2018