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Alta Collection Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon

8.856 ratings
8.74 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
Adam Hoogeveen

Not a bad wine, but it has a hard time filling my expectations for a good Cabernet.

Not a bad wine, but it has a hard time filling my expectations for a good Cabernet.

Feb 28th, 2016
Tom Leonard

Young. Builds quickly. Spicy. Little bitter. Nice finish.

Young. Builds quickly. Spicy. Little bitter. Nice finish.

Oct 26th, 2015
Andy Baker

Very good Mendozian Cab

Very good Mendozian Cab

Oct 7th, 2015
Rebecca Herrera

Would by it again. Sweet in comparison to the Malbec we drank. Good okay tannins.

Would by it again. Sweet in comparison to the Malbec we drank. Good okay tannins.

Aug 24th, 2015
Tripp Owings

Solid choice.

Solid choice.

Aug 19th, 2015
Kirk Ellis

It was okay, a typical Cab from Argentina.

It was okay, a typical Cab from Argentina.

May 17th, 2015
Jason Sterling

Tasty... An easy drinker malbec! Great for guests that may not have had one.

Tasty... An easy drinker malbec! Great for guests that may not have had one.

Apr 30th, 2015