Kaiken Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina
Kaiken Ultra Cabernet has an intense ruby red color. The wine showcases red fruits flavors with black cherry aromas accompanied by chocolate and spices that enhance its elegance and complexity. On the mouth, there is a unique combination between the Cabernet Sauvignon's intensity, provided by the vines located in our vineyard in Agrelo, combined by the silkiness of the tannins given by the old vines found in the first zone. This wine has a very long finish. Its aftertaste shows chocolate notes and caramelized, condensed milk (or dulce de leche) flavors.
Recommended to accompany strong flavored foods like lamb, beef and pork meats and gourmet pastas.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2010 Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon from Vistalba sees 12 months aging in new and used Nadalie and Saury oak. It has a lifted, mocha-tinged blackberry nose with fine definition, a touch of peppermint emerging with aeration. The palate is well-balanced, with edgy tannins cutting through the thick black cedar and tobacco infused fruit. The finish is bold and brassy, yet retains fine balance with hints of black coffee and tertiary notes on the long aftertaste. Excellent!"
Lauded Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes traveled across the Andes to make these wines, just like the Kaiken bird does when it migrates. View all Kaiken 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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