This wine has deep, dark, violet color with reddish hues. The nose offers intense, focused aromas of ripe cassis and black currant fruit intertwined with notes of tobacco, cedar, and a touch of eucalyptus. The mouthfeel is full and concentrated with layers of rich black berry flavors and elements of frosted mint, espresso and graphite.
"This cabernet has the tension and intensity of flavor from grapes grown at high altitude. That character comes across in notes of sour cherries, blackberries and pepper. The structure is robust and powerful enough to match filet mignon with Roquefort. "
Wine & Spirits
"It exhibits an enticing perfume of wood smoke, cedar, tobacco, black currant and blackberry. On the palate it is medium to full-bodied with ample spicy black fruits, integrated tannins, complex flavors and a lengthy finish. It is an outstanding Cabernet value."
The Wine Advocate
"Good bright medium ruby. Superripe aromas of cassis, mocha, cola and chocolatey oak are complicated by cooler suggestions of graphite and tobacco leaf. Sweet, lush and silky, but with nicely integrated acidity framing the dark berry and cedary oak flavors. This is fat with fruit and downright sexy, with none of the cooked character shown by many 2006 reds from Mendoza."
International Wine Cellar