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Dona Paula Mendoza Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina
Intense violet color. In the nose, aromas of black fruits, violets and spices. Mineral and graphite notes. Great balance and freshness in the mouth, with good concentration and medium structure. Soft tannins and persistent finish.
Wine & Spirits - "If you're looking for a bottle of cabernet that will be empty before you know it, right in the middle of grilling a steak, this is your red: rich, juicy fruit, subtle herbal scents and an acidity so electric that it almost requires you to take another sip. It's rare to find a cabernet this lively."
Dona Paula Winery
Located in Ugarteche, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza Argentina, Dona Paula is an estate winery, producing wines from Dona Paula's own vineyards in the winegrowing regions of Mendoza. Dona Paula's history began in 1990, when a period of exhaustive research on the different Argentinean terroirs and their potential to fully express each varietal began. Dona Paula acquired its first vineyard in 1997 in Ugarteche, Lujan de Cuyo, a region in the foothills of the Andes Mountains that is famous for its Malbec. In 2002, Dona Paula began exporting into the US, UK and the Netherlands, and is now one of the leading Argentinean wineries that exports premium wines; with 97% of the winery's production exported to more than 60 countries. View all Dona Paula Wines
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 Review43.8 out of 5 stars
5 ratings, 2 with reviewsAnonymous - Albert Lea, MN46/17/2016Tracy Adams - Dublin, OH35/10/2013Rebar - Jacksonville, FL44/16/2013
Much better than expected. This wine will turn into something really good with some age. For now open it at least an hour before you plan to drink it. But with some time it will grow into something very nice. I will be buying this again.43/12/2013
- Earthy & Spicy
Was great with spagetti, in fact I had another glass to watch a movie. Good sippin wine with lots of flavor.43/8/2013
- Smooth & Supple