Santa Julia Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was made with Organically grown grapes from Maipu Vineyard, Mendoza. The ruby color has purple hues of good intensity. Complex aromas of ripe fruits such as cherries, black cherries and plums along with vanilla, leather, tobacco and spices like black pepper and paprika. Full-bodied, sweet tannins, rich red wine with good balance and complexity and a long finish.
The Wine Advocate - "Dense, rich, and plush on palate; loads of savory black fruits, way over-delivers."
Santa Julia Winery
Near the town of Mendoza, in the Andean foothills, sits Bodega Santa Julia. Founded and still run by the Zuccardi family, the winery has carried the banner of fine Argentine winemaking for three generations. Today, Sebastian Zuccardi, praised as a “terroir-ist” by Wine Advocate, drives the trend toward single-vineyard winemaking. He understands the importance of letting the land, the mountain water, the terroir, do the talking. His creation, Santa Julia Magna, blends grapes from three distinct Mendozan vineyards: bonarda grapes from the “eastern oasis” Santa Rosa vineyard; malbec from the higher elevation Agrelo vineyard; and cabernet sauvignon grapes from the sandy agglomerated soil of La Consulta vineyard. View all Santa Julia 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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