Graffigna Centenario Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina, South America

$15.99
Item No. 110693
  • red wine
  • ST88
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The color is redish, maroon with hints of purple. Aromas are strong and spicy, with a woody presence. The palate has marked tannins, while aging adds roundness, complexity and vanilla.

Suggested food are sweetbread, onion and pepper kebabs with pear puree and red wine and thyme reduction, stuffed chicken breast, grilled aubergines and curry cream.

Critical Acclaim

"88+ pts
Bright medium ruby. Slightly reduced aromas and flavors of blackberry, licorice and bitter chocolate. Juicy, intense and rather cool, with enticing violet lift. Has the mid-palate stuffing to support its serious tannic spine. Not hard, but I'd give this persistent wine a year or two to fill out."
88 Points

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