Tapiz Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina, South America
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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%.
To celebrate the addition of Jean Claude Berrouet (ex-Petrus) as Consultant Winemaker, Tapiz released a new "Alta Collection" line of wines in 2013. The alta (high-altitude) fruit comes from Tapiz's sustainably-farmed estate vineyards in Uco Valley, Mendoza. Chief
Winemaker Fabian Valenzuela and Jean Claude work together to create a beautiful tapiz (tapestry) between the wine's intense fruit and its oak aging.
"This is a dark, rich, modern Cabernet. The nose oozes sweet aromas of coconut and vanilla along with creamy oak and blackberry. The palate is full and chunky in feel, with dark-fruit flavors accented by molasses and pepper. A chewy finish shows grip and lasting acidity. "
"Bright ruby-red. Wild, musky aromas of black cherry, crushed blackberry, shoe polish, spices, chocolate and licorice pastille, with a whiff of meaty redution: very Old World. Then fat, ripe and sweet in the mouth, with a sexy leesy complexity to the deep flavors of blackberry, mocha, chocolate, herbs and licorice. Creamy, mouthcoating wine with substantial ripe tannins and lingering notes of cassis, licorice and herbs. Legendary Pomerol winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet, who made more than 40 vintages at Chateau Petrus, is now involved at Tapiz. An extraordinary value."
International Wine Cellar
It's been a while since I've had this so I don't remember any specifics, however I remember it was really good for the price and I wanted to put it on the list of wines to order again.
Smooth & Supple
Good wine for the price. More floral than fruit and less of the mineral and earthiness you get in a french. I really like the new Argentinian wines and this is a good one. I would serve this to any dinner guest. It does need about 20 minutes of air or a good decant before drinking.
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