Vina Alicia Paso de Piedra Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina, South America
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
Intense dark color. with a raspberry-like aroma and a complexity associated with this noble grape. Fresh, well-balanced, with gobs of dark fruit, great acidity, and mature tannins, unctuous and elegant. In the mouth it is profound and round, fleshy, with soft but potent tannins.
"Ditto for the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso de Piedra which received the same elevage. It exhibits an enticing nose of spice box, cassis, black currant, cedar, and tobacco. Elegant on the palate, it has lots of sweet fruit, excellent depth, savory flavors, impeccable balance, and a lengthy finish. "
The Wine Advocate
"Initial aromas of tire rubber, smoke, black fruits and leather are good and rich, but in a common, understandable way. Smooth and chunky on the palate, with warmth and flavors of blackberry, fig paste and chocolate. Finishes roasted and dark. A through Argentine Cabernet with no glaring weaknesses."
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