Clos de los Siete Super Red Blend 2008
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A collaborative project by seven producers under the banner of Michel Rolland, this is a blend of composed of Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. Very dark in the glass, this is not a shy wine.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2008 Clos de Los Siete is a blend of 56% Malbec, 21% Merlot, with the balance Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 11 months in one-third new French, one-third second use barrels, and one-third in vat. It offers up an expressive nose of cedar, spice box, brier, floral notes, and assorted black fruits. Round, ripe, and surprisingly complex for a wine of its humble price, it is an outstanding value meant for drinking over the next 5-6 years."
Clos de los Siete Winery
Michel Rolland first went to Argentina in 1988. He immediately fell in love with the country, the atmosphere there, the people, the beautiful landscape and the culture, as well as its fantastic winegrowing potential. In his frequent return trips, Michel Rolland quickly became convinced that all the conditions were right in Argentina to grow a very great wine.
After searching around for a while, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Mendoza, the last city before reaching the majestic Andes he and Jean-Michel Arcaute, a winegrower from Pomerol in the Bordeaux area, found an ideal plot of land at an altitude of 1,100 meters (3,600 feet). There were more than 800 magnificent hectares (nearly 2,000 acres) uniquely exposed with soils made up of pebbles, clay and sand in which sparse semi-desert vegetation grew with here and there enormous boulders that have lain there since prehistoric times. The story of the Clos was about to begin.
The two originators were joined by friends, also winegrowers, passionate about wine and curious about this country at the other side of the world.
They adopted a unique, inventive concept and took up the enormous challenge of contributing together to producing one single wine under Michel Rolland’s supervision. Four bodegas were then built. A part of the production of each is used to make and blend the shared wine “Clos de los Siete”. The rest goes into the wines of their own respective ranges: Monteviejo, Cuvelier los Andes, DiamAndes and Bodega Rolland. View all Clos de los Siete Wines
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Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3.53.5 out of 5 stars
14 ratings, 4 with reviewsAnonymous - Shreveport, LA47/20/2016antiqueart - Birmingham, AL36/4/2013
this is another big and bold Argentinian blend. probably can get a better buy on some other wines.31/30/20133 1/2 stars, a bit over priced.34/21/201239/18/2012Dave Muench - Perkiomenville, PA35/1/201233/31/2012
- Big & Bold
Do not remember this bottle so All I can say is uneventful. Like most S.American Wines I have come across not bad but not grate.The Mario - New York, NY53/20/2012thomas perry - Tijeras, NM22/20/2012elf - San Mateo, CA52/1/2012312/12/201149/30/2011This is a great valueKarolis - New York, NY59/26/2011
- Earthy & Spicy