Trumpeter Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina, South America
Juicy berry fruit aromas lead into concentrated flavors of raspberries and blackberries. Well-balanced with firm tannins. Hints of vanilla, cocoa and sweet oak appear on the finish.
Wine Enthusiast - "Sweet, rich and clean, with molasses, fig and pure berry fruit aromas. Rich and saturated, but balanced, with blackberry, brown sugar and chocolaty flavors. Finishes fairly long, with spice and some complexity. A surprisingly good bargain Cab.
Wine Spectator - "Broad and muscular, with a core of prune, coffee, plum and fig character that gives way to the loam-tinged finish. Drink now through 2012."
Bodega La Rural was founded in 1885 by Don Felipe Rutini. From Italy, he brought with him his oenological degree and the vast experience he had acquired from his father's vineyards. The first vines were planted in Maipu, Mendoza and the winery was installed with French Oak barrels and the best in modern machinery. Under his work ethic, "Labor and Perseverance," four generations of the Rutini family continued his legacy. They brought together hard work and the most advanced technologies in viticulture in the search for excellence in oenology.
Today, the winery boasts stainless steel tanks, two pneumatic presses, imported crushers, vacuum pumps and filters, in addition to 500 new French Oak barrels. Over the last couple of years, the Trumpeter wines have soared to new heights in popularity in the United States. Offering four varietals: a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Malbec, Bodega La Rural has crafted new wines with attractive new labels that have created quite a stir in the media. These wines have received praise in many respected publications ranging from Wine Spectator and Wine & Spirits magazine to the Washington Post daily newspaper. View all Trumpeter Wines
About ArgentinaView a map of Argentina wineries (ahr-jen-TEE-nah)
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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12 ratings, 7 with reviews412/9/2011
Best wine value ever. Served at a large party and everyone thought it was wonderful. Bought it on sale for $7.99 so it was even better!Cam Fortin - San Francisco, CA32/10/201244/1/2012
- Earthy & Spicy
The 09 vintage is very nice. Very smooth with berry and black fruit with an adorable nose.lkh29 - Lockport, IL34/9/20123.5*, a nice cab for $732/18/2012
- Earthy & Spicy
An easy every day style wine especially at this price point.Bill from Colorado - Longmont, CO42/16/2012A really nice Cab for the price. I wouild by more. I got this on the sale price at wineshopper.com for a really great deal.312/20/2011Not a big deep cab but one of the best I have had at this price.SoCo - Trinidad, CO41/6/2012
- Earthy & Spicy
Buying more of this very drinkable cabrichard hirsch - Denver, CO312/7/2011Frank Cale - Palisades Park, NJ112/20/2011Jitegemea - Wellsboro, PA312/18/2011michael papay - Belvedere Tiburon, CA412/14/2011
- Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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