Mascota Vineyards

La Mascota Mendoza Cabernet Franc

9.09 ratings
8.92 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
Sharon B

Very smoky and oaky. Almost too much for me. Lots of tannins that really linger. Kind of disappointed, I really enjoy a good Cab Franc but it’s lacking something. Not much fruit, light bodied and tastes watered down. Some may enjoy this but I like more fruit, less oak and full bodied. Nothing wrong with the wine, just not my taste.

Very smoky and oaky. Almost too much for me. Lots of tannins that really linger. Kind of disappointed, I really enjoy a good Cab Franc but it’s lacking something. Not much fruit, light bodied and tastes watered down. Some may enjoy this but I like more fruit, less oak and full bodied. Nothing wrong with the wine, just not my taste.

Jan 14th, 2021
Byron C Mayes

Deep ruby. Red cherry and white cranberry on the nose. Palate (medium full body) echoes the nose with a hint of nuttiness and red licorice on the finish. Medium tannins; more assertive on the back palate. Medium plus (for a New World Bordeaux variety) acidity. The lighter, more senior Cabernet in the hands of the skillful Opi Sadler makes a versatile red at home with cheeses, on the early autumn porch , and of course with classic cuts of beef (it’s Argentine, after all). Drink now though 2023.

Deep ruby. Red cherry and white cranberry on the nose. Palate (medium full body) echoes the nose with a hint of nuttiness and red licorice on the finish. Medium tannins; more assertive on the back palate. Medium plus (for a New World Bordeaux variety) acidity. The lighter, more senior Cabernet in the hands of the skillful Opi Sadler makes a versatile red at home with cheeses, on the early autumn porch , and of course with classic cuts of beef (it’s Argentine, after all). Drink now though 2023.

Dec 1st, 2020
Vasanth Balakrishnan

Exemplary QPR #mendoza #cabernetfranc - beautiful violet, wet slate, softly spiced cassis aromas as this deeply extracted wine awakens in the glass. Chic balance of tension, bramble fruit and finely structured tannins on a long coasting finish. ~$15 at Total Wine.

Exemplary QPR #mendoza #cabernetfranc - beautiful violet, wet slate, softly spiced cassis aromas as this deeply extracted wine awakens in the glass. Chic balance of tension, bramble fruit and finely structured tannins on a long coasting finish. ~$15 at Total Wine.

Mar 21st, 2021
A Marie

Funky and savory.

Funky and savory.

Dec 21st, 2020
Michelle Tracy

Smooth!

Smooth!

Dec 7th, 2020
Jayna Fontenot

Strong legs, and an opaque purple color. First on the nose is pepper followed by black fruit. Silky smooth at first, then peppery with a lingering, oaky finish. Full bodied. Would be brilliant with a nice peppery steak.

Strong legs, and an opaque purple color. First on the nose is pepper followed by black fruit. Silky smooth at first, then peppery with a lingering, oaky finish. Full bodied. Would be brilliant with a nice peppery steak.

Jul 27th, 2020
Bonnie Burnham

Bonnie had this 14 days ago

Bonnie had this 14 days ago

May 5th, 2021
Monica Rabino

Monica had this 5 months ago

Monica had this 5 months ago

Dec 19th, 2020