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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Valentin Bianchi Enzo 2005
Valentin Bianchi Enzo 2005
(search item no. 102306)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $47.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 4% Merlot, 4% Petite Verdot

The rich varietal flavor of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape grown in Argentina and aged in new oak results in a harmonious, velvety wine of great balance and prominent personality. This vintage, maybe more so than previous vintages of Enzo, exhibits brighter, more intense fruit aromas and flavors due to the use of newer clones of the varieties first planted at Bianchi 12 years ago. Aromas of violets, plums and berries on the nose lead to more mature fruit, spice and cassis on the palate. As with most Enzo vintages, there is a long, smooth, very pleasing finish.

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About Valentin Bianchi:

Bodega Valentin Bianchi is one of the oldest and most important wineries in South America. It is a symbol of tradition, nobility and quality in Argentine wines. Started in 1928 by Don Valentin Bianchi, they have won world attention and acclaim since 1934 starting with the "Maximum Quality" honor in Mendoza. On August 12, 1968, Don Valentin Bianchi passed away. However, the tradition that he firmly established continues to live on in his successors.

Today, Valentin Eduardo Bianchi and Ricardo Stradella Bianchi have brought the winery into the modern era. Valentin is the President of the winery while Ricardo is the Chief Financial Officer. Recently, they enlisted the aid of California winemaker, Robert Pepi. He has helped them refine some of their techniques and the new wines show the style that this new breed of management exemplifies. Pepi believes that Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon are the future of this winery.