Tapiz

Alta Collection Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8300 ratings
8.715 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
Bryant Bickel

Suckling gave this a 95.... While it is rock solid... Im curious about his accommodations he received when tasting this wine, I'd say it's a solid 92. But at 95pts I expect other worldly wine. It's an exceptional value at under $20. Bountiful plums and great texture inky and balanced.

Suckling gave this a 95.... While it is rock solid... Im curious about his accommodations he received when tasting this wine, I'd say it's a solid 92. But at 95pts I expect other worldly wine. It's an exceptional value at under $20. Bountiful plums and great texture inky and balanced.

2 people found it helpfulMay 20th, 2016
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

9.0

Bell peppers mixed in with cedar cigar box. Fruit is a towards the dried red fruits. Good tannin, fruit and oak balance.

Bell peppers mixed in with cedar cigar box. Fruit is a towards the dried red fruits. Good tannin, fruit and oak balance.

1 person found it helpfulMay 1st, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Really nice Malbec. James Suckling 95 Pts. At less than 20 bucks, fantastic value. Very smooth. Still good a day later.

Really nice Malbec. James Suckling 95 Pts. At less than 20 bucks, fantastic value. Very smooth. Still good a day later.

1 person found it helpfulJul 9th, 2017
Matt Beliveau

A little tight at first but loosened up with some time in the glass. Would have guessed it was a $50+ bottle from Napa if tasted blind. Delicious.

A little tight at first but loosened up with some time in the glass. Would have guessed it was a $50+ bottle from Napa if tasted blind. Delicious.

1 person found it helpfulAug 13th, 2015
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.7

I have not really tried any wines from Argentina so I thought a $19.00 bottle would be a good start. Additionally I tried this over a four day period, once on the first day with notes, and then on the forth day with notes. I did try it in between just to see how it was changing. Color was a dark and opaque ruby red with purple hues. On day one there were a bunch of savory notes on the nose complemented with a hint of oregano, dark blackberries, dust and chalk. On day four it smelt clean, like alcohol, and fruit forward with heavy black cherries. Both days it was very full bodied and strong tannins (7.5/10) with a lingering finish that felt dry due to the intensity of the tannins. Even after four days it only smoothed out a tad and was still not integrated with the alcohol. This surprised me since it is only 13.9%, not insanely high. Finish is long, lingers and is very harsh. It was an okay wine but probably will not buy again. I don't know if time will help integrate it or if it is just too unbalanced with the alcohol compared to the rest of the wine.

I have not really tried any wines from Argentina so I thought a $19.00 bottle would be a good start. Additionally I tried this over a four day period, once on the first day with notes, and then on the forth day with notes. I did try it in between just to see how it was changing. Color was a dark and opaque ruby red with purple hues. On day one there were a bunch of savory notes on the nose complemented with a hint of oregano, dark blackberries, dust and chalk. On day four it smelt clean, like alcohol, and fruit forward with heavy black cherries. Both days it was very full bodied and strong tannins (7.5/10) with a lingering finish that felt dry due to the intensity of the tannins. Even after four days it only smoothed out a tad and was still not integrated with the alcohol. This surprised me since it is only 13.9%, not insanely high. Finish is long, lingers and is very harsh. It was an okay wine but probably will not buy again. I don't know if time will help integrate it or if it is just too unbalanced with the alcohol compared to the rest of the wine.

Oct 28th, 2015
David Kline

Cut reeds, and oats, dried moss, apple blossom, big whiff of graphite!! Plummy and peppery, with a red currant streak beneath cinnamon and light cedar. Real terroir in a New World offering with the graphite, and a mineral core that won't quit!

Cut reeds, and oats, dried moss, apple blossom, big whiff of graphite!! Plummy and peppery, with a red currant streak beneath cinnamon and light cedar. Real terroir in a New World offering with the graphite, and a mineral core that won't quit!

Aug 17th, 2015
Perry Riddle

Great value. Old world in character with some grippy tannins

Great value. Old world in character with some grippy tannins

Mar 17th, 2015
Lilly-Gray Warren

Grapevine

Grapevine

Oct 14th, 2014
Lilly-Gray Warren

Grapevine

Grapevine

Oct 14th, 2014
Austin Baird

Nice and full bodied. Heavy fruit, nice tannins.

Nice and full bodied. Heavy fruit, nice tannins.

May 8th, 2014